Days Transcript Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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I’m sorry, ma’am. Ma’am? Oh, yeah. Kristen, hi. Yeah, it’s Kristen. I did not know that was you. I’m sorry. Oh, well, now that you do, maybe you could call me Miss. Yes, absolutely. Uh, my head was someplace else. Anyway, I was going to run into you. Yeah, literally. Uh, so tell me, uh, what’s got you so hyper focused? Uh, it’s nothing.

Yeah, let me guess. Does it have to do with one genie, Teresa Donovan? No kidding, is that really her name? Oh my god, you guys are that close, huh? I mean, we were until recently. She just moved out, back with Brady. Excuse me? Yeah, she moved back out of the townhouse. With Brady. A little cream and two sugars, right?

Thank you. Yes. Thank you for letting me shack up here, again. Well, uh Tate’s room is just sitting there empty anyway. You know what makes me feel close to him? Just being in his room. Especially after that nightmare visit. You know, they say that every teenage boy at one point in time just tells his parents that he hates them.

You know, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Do you think it was just a rant? Like Pent up frustrations. I think he’s got a reason to be frustrated, right? Yeah, but not to take it out on us. As someone who was once a teenage boy, I know that you have all these feelings that you just don’t know how to deal with and sometimes they just fly out at the worst possible time.

Funny guess, is that Alex again? Oh, God. He will not leave me alone. Just give it a rest, Alex. Oh my God, it’s Tay. Hmm? Hi, honey. Are

you alright, darling? Would you like some water? It wasn’t me, I thought it was you. Mom.

Like

sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Tate, are you there? Yeah, I’m here. Okay, okay, your dad is here with me too. I’m gonna put you on speaker, okay? No, Mom, don’t. Hey, buddy, how you doing? We certainly hope that you’re calling to apologize for what you said to us. I’m not calling about that. Is there a problem? Mom, I wanted to let you know that, uh, Justin called me this morning.

He let me know that a spot opened up at one of the halfway houses in Salem. That’s fantastic! Yeah, he, uh, he said that I could transfer there if I want, since I’ve done a good job here. Um, Justin said that I needed to let you know. Buddy, that is great news. Yeah, we, we cannot wait to see you. So when is the, uh, transfer happening?

That’s the thing. I don’t want to go. Oh my

gosh, she’s awake. Hi. Sweetheart. Hi. Mommy’s here. I’m right here, baby. Hi. Hi. You’re awake. Hello, Holly dear. We’re so happy to talk to you. I’m gonna go call Sarah, okay? Yeah.

What time is it? What time? It’s, it’s 7. 30.

Did the party end?

Okay, let me get this straight. So you bought a huge rock, which Teresa found, but you didn’t propose to her? I was thinking about it, but I changed my mind. Oh my god, you are evolution in reverse. No, no, no, whoa, it’s actually the opposite. See, I gave this a whole lot of thought, because I didn’t know if this was a smart move or not.

Until I had this feeling wash over me, and I thought this could possibly be the biggest mistake of my life. Even though At times I do think I love Teresa.

At times you think. Oh honey, that is so romantic. And so what popped into your head? I went to a meeting. Oh. For people whose loved ones are addicts, and I sat there listening to them share their stories about what it was like to be in a relationship with somebody like Teresa. I was also thinking about Tate.

And, uh, that’s too much of a problem for your little brain to handle? No, this is not a small thing, Kristen. Like, this girl has a lot of things going on, a lot to work on. And I want to be supportive to that. But I also know that if I’m in the picture, it could pose a problem for her. She needs to just focus on herself, and I don’t want to mess things up.

Okay, Alex, I mean, she fell off the wagon. One time, and apparently she got right back up again. So don’t you think you’re overreacting just a touch? Charissa, no, I don’t. It hasn’t been sober for six months. And another thing that they said was that a recovering addict should take at least that amount of time before making any big decisions.

Ah. So now you’re an expert on, uh, addiction, right? Okay, you know what, I think you just got cold feet. Okay, did you not listen to a word she said? Alex, Alex, I did, I heard everything you just said. Okay. Okay, but you could have settled on a long engagement instead of pushing that woman right into Brady’s arms.

I didn’t push her into anybody’s arms, she decided to leave. Okay, yeah, because you broke her heart. And now she’s with Brady, my Brady. Oh, so you’re Brady? Yes! Okay, Brady hasn’t been yours for a very long time, ma’am. So if you actually think you stand a chance of getting back with him, It’s delusional.

Hey there. Chad! I’m running. Hi. Is this seat taken? It is not. Yeah? Come join me. Thank you. Oh, man, this place gets busier and busier every day. Which is, uh, which is great for my, my new niece in law, I suppose, huh? That’s right! I heard about Johnny and Chanel. It’s very exciting. I’m happy for them. Yes, yes.

Hopefully it works out better than the last time. It will. Come on. I believe in second chances. And, and thirds. Oh. Are, are you a hopeless romantic? I am a hopeful romantic. Always hopeful. Uh, I just dropped the kids off at school, and they were raving about their playdate with Victoria. That’s so sweet.

Although I don’t know how much she plays right now. What do you mean? Are you kidding me? The kids were cracking up at her little giggle fits, which is just, you know, they really need that right now, so. And I’m very glad that my mom is babysitting so much, so they can all hang out. How are you holding up?

You know, it’s, uh, it’s tough. I, uh, worry a lot about Thomas and Charlotte. And, and Doug and Julie, of course. You know, losing the home that they love is just All that history. It’s gotta be, gotta be really tough. And tough for you, too. Yeah. Well, I mean, God bless your mother. She’s a saint, taking us all in without even batting an eye.

She is that, but That’s what families do. She’s always said that. And we are all here for you. Thank you. What about you? What’s um, I mean, the thing with Xander must have shaken you up a bit. Yeah, yeah, I mean, I’m hanging in there. Did he, did he say what happened? He went for a run. That’s it. Everything else after that is a mistake and a framed job.

He didn’t shoot that detective. You sure? I am absolutely sure. Look, Xander has screwed up royally in the past. He was on a dark path, but he is right at himself. He’s seen the light. Well, you know what? I have a feeling that that light is you. I’m pretty sure it’s Victoria. Anyway, now we just need to get your brother to see the light and get it through his thick skull.

Bet Xander is innocent. Yeah.

Weird. Speak of the devil. EJ? Sarah, you won’t believe it. Holly woke up. What? Oh my god, that’s fantastic! What’s fantastic? I can’t tell you because it’s doctor patient confidentiality, but I am sure your brother will be calling you.

Honey, the party ended a long time ago. But now you’re home, safe and sound. Mom? Yeah? Why are you crying? Well, cause honey, I’m just so happy to see you. What is this? Oh, that’s a um, That’s a Japanese healing bowl. EJ got it as a gift on va Isn’t it beautiful? Honey, you were hurt. And you were in the hospital, but you’re home now.

You’re okay. You’re much better. Did it end? Did the party end? Oh, Sarah’s on her way.

Hello, love. It’s so good to see those beautiful eyes of yours again.

It’s okay, honey. You, you don’t have to talk. It’s okay. Everything’s gonna be okay. I’m sorry. I’ll get you some water. She still thinks it’s New Year’s Eve.

She has no idea what happened.

Hello? You guys heard me, right? We heard you, we just don’t understand. Tate, why would you not want to be transferred to Salem? You’d be so close by. That’s it. That’s the reason. I don’t want to be close by. You guys act like I should be grateful that I’m in here. Like this is a good thing. Like I’m guilty.

But I’m not. Neither of you believes in me enough to fight for me. That’s, that’s not true, buddy. We, we do believe in you and we, we are fighting for you. Then get me out of here. We’re working on it. Tate, let us prove to you that we believe in you, okay? We want that chance. I’ll think about it.

You should not have told him about my letter. Excuse me? This is my fault?

Hey, yeah, thanks for coming in early, Leo. Yeah, no, I’ll be there soon. Uh, no, I don’t imagine Everett’s gonna be coming in today. Yeah, hey, the um, the, uh, the article on the, uh, the Horton House piece is, yeah, great work. Yeah, okay, yeah, keep me posted. Thanks.

Everyone says you’re the go to gal for advice. It’s Mrs. Horton. What should I do about Everett? Hey, fancy, uh, fancy meeting you here. Hey, Chad. I, I was just, um, catching up with Salem’s first couple. Yeah. How I wish I’d known them. Me too. I’ve heard a lot of stories about him. Yeah, Jennifer, uh, Jennifer used to talk about her grandparents all the time.

Uh, funny thing, Julie was, um, she was, uh, she was just telling some stories the other day. Me and the kids. Would’ve loved to have heard those. Would’ve the kids reactions. I miss them. I miss you too. How you doing?

Not so great. It’s been a confusing time. Yeah. Uh, I, uh, I know about Everett. You mean Bobby. I’m sorry.

Me too.

Uh, I am not delusional, Alex. No, I’m not. And if I want Brady back, I can damn well get him back. I can make it happen. Really? Yes, I can. Why haven’t you? Well, maybe you’ve heard, uh, we’ve been in a brutal battle for custody and my daughter is my priority. Yeah. I like the way you try Kristen. Really? Oh my god.

You know what, Alex , Brady and I, we were good together once. Terrific. Even. Terrific. Yeah. As in like the kidnappings and the guns being pulled. You know what? He’s, no, no, no. Hold on. He’s the one who pulled the gun on me. Oh, . Okay. Right good. What right? Yeah, okay. All right. You know what it is true, okay? Brady and I you know do bring out the worst in each other, but we also Bring out the best the best.

Yes, like what one day a year. Oh my god. Yeah, just you cannot talk to you right now Okay, you know what I’m gonna head over there now With no reason at all. Oh, I don’t need a reason. I’ll come up with one on the spot Wow, and if you want your little bed buddy back You can get your ass over Now, Alex, on the record, this conversation, it never happened.

What conversation? Exactly! I’m sorry, I’m just really struggling with all this. Well, no, of course you’re struggling, it’s mind blowing. Hey, look, you can tell me that’s none of my business if you want. Um, but do you believe this guy? I don’t know what to believe. Uh, Everett and I saw Jada the other day and, um, wasn’t pretty.

I mean, there’s some real bad blood between the two of them. Except she doesn’t remember any of it. Or so he says. Yeah, that’s what he said. No memories of her, nothing of the marriage. But she had She’s got dozens of photos of them on her phone. They were married. While he and I were dating. While we were in love, supposedly.

Look, I, I mean, I gave him a chance. You know, but, uh, but I always thought something was, uh, was a little bit off with that one. I wish I had sensed that too. And now for all I know, he’s a pathological liar. Oh my god, this whole, this whole thing is such a mess.

So you came to the old, uh, Horton’s for some advice. I’ll take any help I can get. Well, speaking of icons, I’m, uh, I’m on my way to the Horton House right now to take some pictures for Julie. I mean, the, uh, insurance adjusters and, uh, and Julie wants her own documentation, so You know, if you want to tag along.

Maybe he’ll take your mind off things. And I got treats.

Look, I’m just saying that when he heard that you knew about the letter that he sent me, that’s what set him off. Oh, that’s what set him off? Come on, Brady. He was already pissed at you. That’s why he wrote that cold letter to you in the first place.

Hello, Brady. Hi, Steph. I know I should have called first. Theresa, I didn’t know you were here. What a surprise. Yeah, just peachy. I am so sorry for barging in. I doubt that. You know, Brady and I share a child together, sweetie. Oh, as do he and I, sweetie. Oh, yes, I, except I believe yours is in rehab. I mean, that’s what I heard.

You know what? I think that you’re here to talk to Brady and not me, so I’m going to excuse myself and go to Tate’s room, where I will be staying.

I’m so sorry for interrupting our meeting. Kristen. What? What do you want? Oh, well, um, I came to bring you this. I’m so sorry that she tore it up and, uh, Rachel just doesn’t like to see us fight, as you well know. Yeah, she’s pretty dramatic. Showing that. She’s pretty dramatic in general, huh? Like her mother.

Well, tell her thank you and I appreciate the gesture, okay? Okay, well you know what? I think you should, uh, do it in person. And maybe you and I can go together and show her that we still can work things out, you know? Except, except we don’t and we never do. Yeah, but maybe we can try harder.

Maybe.

So, how was date? I know that, um, it must have been really nice to meet you. Look, I don’t want to It was fine, I just, I don’t want to get into that right now, okay? Thank you for this, I appreciate it, but I gotta, I gotta see you, okay? I just Alex, Birdie, Kristen, Alex, Theresa. Well, now it’s a party.

Hi, Ollie. It’s Aunt Sarah. How you feeling? Why? Why? Oh, I know, I know. It’s kind of confusing. Um, but I just wanted to check in on you and see how you’re doing. Is it okay? Okay, cool. So, um, can you follow my finger?

Awesome. Alright, I am going to, uh, I’m going to shine this super annoying light into each one of your eyes for a few seconds, is that okay? Alright, here we go.

Perfect! Tired. Yeah. Okay, you get some rest, alright sweetheart? Okay. Okay. Um, so Her pupils are reflexive and responsive, and she’s following simple commands, which is all very great news. Um, I, I would like to get her to the hospital to do some comprehensive tests. Just, you know, an EEG, some blood work, pain assessment.

Now? No, no, no, no. Um, let’s let her get acclimated first. Well, whatever she needs, she’ll have it. Okay, um, for right now, that’s just gonna be ice chips and then, uh, water. And we can slowly work her up to liquids like broth, just nothing too hot. And then we can get to Planned foods. I’ll send a whole list.

Don’t worry. And okay, and then I would like to schedule for some tests Anything else we should do? Just let her go at her own pace and I’m gonna update her chart Okay, um, I’ll go get the ice chips

Thank you for coming. I know I’m not your favorite person right now. I’m here for Holly, not for you. I understand. You know that Sander shouldn’t be in jail right now. He didn’t shoot Detective Michaels. And he should be out on bail until we can prove it. Well, we’re going to have to agree to disagree on that one.

Unfortunately, Frisanda, the facts are not on his side.

You shouldn’t be here, Alex. You won’t answer any of my calls or texts. We are, and you know the reason for that. Well, we need to talk, Theresa. We need to have an adult conversation, huh? Oh, are you calling me childish now? I’m saying that you never gave me a chance to explain. You put up a wall and took off.

Oh. Maybe we should leave them to them. Why don’t we grab a coffee? No, we’re not grabbing coffee. Alex, she Look, she doesn’t owe you any explanations. And honestly, what Teresa and I need is for both of you to kindly go.

Oh my God, I didn’t know it was this bad. Yeah. Pretty tough to see, huh? Wow. The last time I was here was Christmas Eve. Such a special night. Beautiful tree, the family all around, singing, opening gifts. Yeah, I remember, um, I remember when, uh, when Abby brought me here and I got my Christmas ornament. And we stood right there, and then home, and Abby was wearing this red sweater and she just looked so beautiful.

It was, I’m sorry, that was insensitive. Yeah, I stick my foot in my mouth sometimes. No, no, no, not insensitive. Abby was my cousin. I loved her very much. You and I are friends now. Yeah. Oh, I forgot to, um, I forgot to tell you. The Christmas ornaments were saved. Really? Yes, they were just downstairs in the basement.

Uh, not a scratch on them. Ah, my God. Maggie and Julie must have been Thrilled, Doug, too. Yeah, they were, it’s just, they were beside themselves. They were, they were so happy. Wow. How are Thomas and Charlotte doing? They’re, um, they’re having a bit of a hard time. Charlotte keeps waking up at night terrified of a fire, but I had to give her a tour of the Karyakis Mansion, show her where all the smoke detectors were.

Oh. And, uh, and teach Thomas and Charlotte to call 9 1 1 in case of a another fire, so. Well, they’ve really had to grow up these past couple of years. Yeah, they sure did. I hope they understand why I’m not around anymore. Yeah, no, of course they do. I mean, the talk at Christmas helped. You know, with the fire, they, um, they want somebody to stay with them until they fall asleep.

So, we switch. Me, Doug, and Julie. Take turns. Your kids. They’re the sweetest. Yeah, they are. I might be biased. A little bit.

Okay. Well, uh, I should probably take some pictures. Yeah, yeah. Oh.

Um, EJ left? Uh, yeah. It was It was a little awkward given the circumstances. Got it. Sarah, I’m so sorry. No, it’s just, uh, It’s hard to reconcile EJ, the very doting and loving stepfather, with EJ, the intractable DA that refuses to consider that Xander might have been framed. Well, the truth will come out, Sarah.

Yeah, it better. So I know from the bottom of my soul that Xander is innocent.

Oh, she’s starting to wake up again. Oh, okay. Let’s give her some ice chips when she’s ready. Okay. Alright. Yeah.

Um, so, is this gonna keep happening, Sarah? Her waking up for a little bit and then going right back to sleep? Well, um, you know, like I said, it’s gonna be At her pace, but truthfully, Nicole, the fact that she regained consciousness at all is just It bodes extremely well for her to make a full recovery. I hope so.

I mean, I know this is going to take a while, but I just The fact that she opened her eyes and looked at me, that’s a miracle. I know, I know. Oh, Mom. She’s She’s probably going to need some physical therapy from being in a coma for so long, but the one thing I do know for certain Is that she is going to be surrounded with love and attention and that is going to be so so helpful for her recovery Yeah, I agree.

This is definitely a full house I call it a mixed bag of nuts and it’s only gonna get nuttier when Tony and Anna come home from Europe. Oh my god. I love Anna so much. She’s so hysterical. She’s got a heart of gold And it takes a heck of a woman to be with a DiMera man and oh and A karyakis, you know, they often live in the gray area.

That is, that is very well put. Yeah. And Sarah, since, since we have that in common, you and I, if you ever need to talk about anything, I’m here. Thank you, Nicole. I may take you up on that.

Well, some rooms aren’t so bad. Yeah, and some rooms are pretty ravaged. Even still, I have no doubt that this house will rise from the ashes. Absolutely. There’s no way this family is going to let the Horror Legacy die. So I have to, I have to take this. It’s my brother. Yeah, sure. Hey. Yeah, you got my message.

Yes, I’m sorry, Chad. I couldn’t pick up when you called. Things have been rather busy here. Holly’s awake. What? Oh, my God, that’s incredible. Holly’s awake. We’re thrilled. She’s weak and a little confused, but she opened her eyes and talked to us. Sarah’s in there now, examining her. Yeah, I was with Sarah when you called.

I got the sense that there was some good news. The best. Nicole’s over the moon, obviously. Oh, of course. I’m so happy. Tell Nicole how happy I am for her. It’s amazing. I will. And how are you and Thomas and Sharma? We’re hanging in. Well, I’ve, uh, been staying on top of, uh, the case and the police haven’t nailed anything down yet about the arsonist.

No, nothing about the arsonist or the phone call, you know, as far as they tell me. I’ll keep on them, Chad. Thank you. And, um, and give, give Holly a hug for me. I will.

That is so great about Holly. That’s amazing, and we, we really needed some good news. That’s for sure. And if you don’t mind my asking, what did you mean about the phone call? Um, so, uh, when we, uh, when we got out of the house, uh, and we got across the street and watched the house burn down, I got a, I got a call.

The voice was distorted and they said, maybe next time you’ll listen. Oh my god. Yeah, I mean, it’s gotta be because the, uh, the article that we published about the opioid crisis. The, the drug raids. Pointing the finger at Clyde Weston. Yeah, I have no doubt that it’s Weston. Believing it and proving it are two very different things.

Brady, please stay out of this. She has to talk to me sometime. No, she really doesn’t. Wait, do you speak for Teresa now, too? No, he’s not speaking for Teresa. I am speaking for Teresa. And I have a lot of important things on my mind right now, and they don’t include you. I’m sorry. So just, you need to go. Look, that drama has nothing to do with me.

I came here to speak to you about Rachel. We’re not gonna speak about Rachel right now. Listen, I thank you for the valentine, I really do, but I need you to go. Hush! Hush! Hush! It’s Tate! It’s Tate! Tate! Shh! Everyone! Hi, Tate! Did you decide? Chad, you have to

believe that they’re gonna connect the dots. To prove that Clyde Weston gave the order to set fire to this house. Well, yes, you can count on, uh, on that. I have another surprise for you. I told you about the Christmas ornaments being pristine and in one piece and all, but I saved, saved something good for last.

What? Tom

and Alice’s chair. Wow. Yeah, no, uh, no fire damage, no water damage. No, nothing. It’s perfect. Wait, that’s amazing. How? I don’t know. It was just sitting here in the middle of the blaze. That’s freaky. Yeah. Like, in a good way. Yeah. Have, have you sat in it? Sat in it? Are you kidding me? I thought we would, you know, and all this stuff.

No, I’d be the first person in history to get a stain on this thing. No way. Yeah, I’m scared to even touch it. Yeah, do it. Be brave. Oh, you’re doing it. Oh, my God. Oh, no. It’s like touching royalty. I know. Actually, um, she said she’s gonna rebuild all around it. Yeah, restore everything to its original glory.

For generations of importance to come. Like your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yeah, I hope so. Are you still with dad? Yes, I am, but I won’t put you on speaker this time. No, it’s okay. Are you sure? Yeah. Yeah, I guess. Okay. Okay, we’re both here now. So I’ve been thinking about the whole transferring to Salem thing.

And I called Justin again after we talked, and Well, he thought it was kind of lame, my whole not going there, so I think I’m gonna make the move to Salem. Buddy, that’s, that’s great news. This sounds like you have put a lot of thought into this, and we think this is a really wise decision. So, uh, when is this happening?

And then, by the way, we’re gonna, we’re gonna be with you every step of the way. Thanks. Well, I, um, I gotta go. Love you! Hey, buddy, I love you too! Um, I’ll see you soon.

He’s coming! Our son! Our son’s coming home! He’s coming back! Oh, my God. Ah. I can’t thank you enough, Sarah. I’m very, very happy to help my niece. And my mom is going to be so excited when she hears that Holly woke up. Is it all right if I tell her? Yes, of course. And then we’ll set up a time for Maggie to come by.

Great. Great. And, uh, I will set up an appointment for her in her online medical account. You can look at her records there. And, I’m here. 24 7. Whatever you need, you just call me and I will be here. Oh, thank you, Sarah. Oh my goodness, this is, this is one of the happiest days of my life. Yeah, I’m just, I’m so thrilled for you, Nicole.

I really am. And for Holly, of course. All right, I’m gonna see myself out. Okay. Okay. Thank you. All right. Enjoy your girl. I will.

Make sure you’re nice and warm.

Everything all right? Yes. It couldn’t be better. Oh, EJ. You know, I have, I have so many people that I need to call, but I just want to save her this moment. My little girl came back and everything is right in the world. She came back. Yeah. Okay.

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Xander, how are you holding up? About how you’d expect. At least they let me out myself to talk to you about it. How’s everyone doing since the fire? Well, uh, Chad and the kids and Doug and Julie are settling in with my mom. They all went to the Horton house this morning to assess the damage from the fire.

Thank God none of them was hurt. Or worse. Zander, I wish we could get you out of here, but after they found the gun at your apartment. And I, I’m, I’m so sorry. I, I should have stayed while the police searched the apartment, but Victoria was crying. She woke up from all the commotions. I just, I took her to mom’s.

There’s nothing you could have done differently, Sarah, that would have helped. Someone would have found a way to plant that gun, whether you’d been there or not. I am being set up, Justin. You do believe that, right? I not only believe it, but I’m going to prove it. And hopefully, Michaels will explain everything once he wakes up.

If he wakes up. And if he does, it might be a while. Time is not on our side, obviously. Planting that gun, that’s, that’s just the beginning. Whoever’s out there setting me up They’re planning the next move as we speak. Rafe? Hey. Rafe, I’m being framed. You have to believe me. I mean, I didn’t shoot Harris Michaels.

I barely know the guy. I have no connection to him. Right. Yeah. But I am sure that you do have a connection to the $50,000 that was placed in your checking account this morning from an untraceable offshore account.

What

now? Quite, oh, I think you know what now, Stephen, but. Why don’t you come on out here and pay me a visit, so I can clarify? I don’t think that’s such a good idea. Last time I was there I got in trouble with the cops. It’s not a request, my friend. It’s an order. Oh God. Oh God,

no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Harris. Harris. Harris. Harris. Harris. Oh, no, no, no, no. Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace, Stace.

Hey. Hey. No loitering. Well, I wouldn’t have to loiter if you just let me in there. You know the rules. Family only. But I am the closest thing to family that he’s got. For the last time, lady, I’m asking you to leave before I have you removed from the premises.

You haven’t found anyone who remembers seeing Trip or Wendy? No. Not at the, uh, caching Cupid event, no. And I have hit every single shop and restaurant here at Horton Square, showing people photos, and so far, nothing. Yeah, I’ve been racking my brain, punching in every possible lead that I can think of in the database, searching for clues.

I’ve been all over the surveillance footage from around town where the event took place. Okay, well you just stay on top of that. And I have a list of all the people that signed up for the event. So I am gonna be busy. Checking in with those folks here. And it’ll be a little while till I’m back at the office.

So hang in there, Steve. We’re gonna find your boy. And Wendy, too. You can count on it. Thanks, man. Keep me posted.

Come in. Hello, Mr. Johnson. Is this a bad time?

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

What do you want, Meliones? Oh, you seem to be in a foul mood, Mr. Johnson. I assume it’s because your son is missing? How did you know that? Well, I just came from the hospital where I was having my uncle examined, and I overheard one nurse talking to the other that the good doctor did not show up for his shift today.

What does that have to do with you? So I repeat my initial question, what do you want? I just wanted to give you my, my take on it, if you will. Your take? Yes, on your missing son. It struck me that it would be, um What is the expression? Karmic justice, if something did happen to your boy. For as you well know, my daughter was killed by the pawn and you, well you just stood there watching.

Which makes you equally responsible for her death. Please officer, I’m, I’m, I’m having a really hard day here. You see my son, Tripp, he’s um, He’s a doctor here at this hospital and he’s gone missing. And, uh, actually it was Tripp who, who was the one who helped Harris Michaels, um, that night on the loading dock.

So if it wasn’t for him, and for me finding him in the first place, you know, he, he may not even be with us right now. So I know, I know that It would do him well to know that I was here. So maybe, maybe you could just, you know, bend the rules just a little bit? No can do. Okay. Fine. Fine. You know what? What’s your name?

Godfrey. That’s right. Um, Officer Godfrey. You know what I’m gonna call? I am gonna call Commissioner Ray Fernandez. You know, yeah, that’s right, your boss. Mm hmm. And, um, we’re very close, so I’m sure that he will tell you to stop being such a tight ass. I’ll save you some time, Miss Vitale. The commissioner’s the one who ordered me otherwise.

Said I shouldn’t let you in to see Michael’s. Under any circumstances.

50, 000! I have no idea how, when, or why that was transferred to my account. The why is obvious, and further proof that Xander is being framed, right? Exactly! If I was doing something nefarious, I wouldn’t broadcast it to the world by having a huge sum of money deposited to my personal checking account.

What about the text sent to your phone? Is it done? Or the very incriminating fact that the gun used to shoot Harris was found in your apartment? I’ve told you, I don’t know how that got there. Which he has already explained, so if you have no other evidence Actually, I do. An eyewitness to the crime.

As usual, my Leonis, I have no idea what you’re talking about. Oh, don’t play me for a fool, Mr. Johnson. You were the pawn’s handler. And my old friend Victor sent you two to Greece. Aria, to be specific. To send me a message, to see things his way, huh? Only, the pawn took that message one step too far. And killed my Katarina in cold blood.

Look, I don’t know what game you’re trying to play here, man. But you got it all wrong. First of all, I didn’t even know you had a daughter. And even if I did, and what you’re saying wasn’t complete nonsense What proof do you have? Did you actually see this pawn kill your daughter?

We have a witness who saw you running near the bistro the night of the shooting. He said it looked like you were in a hurry. Of course I wa Doesn’t everyone who was running look like they’re in a hurry? I mean, I was just, it was cold. I was trying to keep my heart rate up. I went in for some exercising to clear my head.

You believe me, don’t you, Sarah? Yeah, of course I do. Well, you might have second thoughts when you see this.

What? No, that, that can’t be. It’s not. That’s not me. I mean, sure, that man is dressed in similar running clothes, but I bet thousands of people have that running gear. Rafe, you can’t even see his face. There’s no way in hell you can identify the shooter as Xander based on that photo.

Um, how’s he doing, please? Um, can you tell me if there’s been any improvement in his condition? I’m sorry, but unless your family Please, I mean, I’m Nurse, um, Michelle. Look, Harris doesn’t have Any family. I’m Ali Scott. And I know that, If I was in there, I know that it could help his recovery. You know, doctors say that comatose patients, they respond to their loved ones voices.

Sorry. I really wish I could help.

Thanks for stopping by, Stephen. Yeah. You’d be lucky if I get out of here. Listen, why are we meeting out here as opposed to inside the visitor’s room? Cause I need a little fresh air, and you need some anonymity. If you’re worried about getting shot, don’t be. Ain’t gonna happen unless I order it. The fellas up in the towers there, they, uh, happen to be preoccupied at the moment.

What about him? Huh? You on your payroll too? No, he’s just here to keep a watch over the yard, make sure we don’t have any unwelcome visitors. Alright, well, here I am. A welcome visitor. So why don’t we make this brief? Why don’t you tell me what the hell you want from me? Well, what I want is to see you face to face.

To tell you how disappointed I am in you. You had an order to shoot and kill. Yet, somehow Harris Michaels is still alive. Now, I think it’s because you didn’t really want that son of a bitch to die. Right? So, Stephanie, if you disobeyed an order, there will be consequences.

Look, I did exactly what I was ordered to do. Yeah? What do you want a gold star? For what? Dressing up as Xander Kiriakis? Sending Michaels that bogus text from Ava? That’s child’s play, man! Any third grader could have done that!

Ava! Where are you?

You. What are you

Get off.

Twice. How the hell was I supposed to know that Ava was gonna show up and call her son to help save him? Well, next time, you shoot him three times. Or you aim for his head, or you kick his ass in the river afterwards if you have to. Next time. There’s not gonna be a next time. I got news for you. There’s no sign that Michaels is gonna wake up or even pull through.

I did exactly what you asked me to do, and I did it for Gabby.

Please tell me she’s still okay.

Your wife is still breathing. For now.

I can tell you most emphatically that the man in that picture is not me. Obviously somebody dressed up like me to commit the crime and then planted the gun in our apartment. I’m being framed, can’t you see that? Rafe, come on. You know damn well when this much evidence falls into place so easily, there has to be other forces at play.

Okay. Okay. Alright, okay. So, so let’s say that we’re, we’re gonna go with that theory. The, uh, other forces at play theory? Tell me, Xander, who would want to frame you and why? I wish I knew. I mean, no one comes to mind offhand. Except maybe Except maybe Possibly one of the DiMeras. I mean, we all know there’s no love lost between the DiMeras and the Kyriakises.

And, Rafe, you should know that I Recently received a mysterious phone call. An altered voice instructed me to eliminate something. Now, I, I thought it was E. J. or one of the DiMeras messing with me, so I went over to the mansion to confront E. J. about it. And? E. J. wasn’t there, so I ended up talking to Stefan.

Okay. Alright, so let me get this straight. You received a phone call soliciting you for a murder for hire, and instead of going to the police, you went to the DiMeras. What were you thinking?

I wasn’t.

I admit I did not actually witness the pawn shoot my daughter. For I was unconscious during the attack, but when I woke up, I saw my Katerina lying there on the floor, dead. So, if you were unconscious when your daughter was killed, how can you be sure the pawn was a shooter? There were only three people in the room with me when I was attacked.

You, me, and the pawn, who you know is John Black, huh? I have no doubt that Mr. Black was there in Aria that very day. And though I did not see his face, I will never forget those eyes, those murdering eyes. Eyes are the gateway to the soul, Mr. Steve Johnson. And when I look into your one eye, I can read you like a book.

And so I know, that you know, that every word I have shared with you today is true.

Now you listen to me, dude. Whatever happened to your daughter all those years ago Had nothing to do with me or John. I will say this, and I hope for the last time. I know in my heart, si cardiamo, that John Black, a. k. a. The Pawn, killed my daughter in cold blood, and you were an accessory to that crime. Well, then your heart is telling you lies.

No, it is not! I swore on my Katarina’s sword that I would avenge her death. And I will not rest until I make good on that promise. So what the hell is going on in here?

I’m going to give you two some time to be alone. I need to get back to the office. But you can Get me out of here on bail now, right, Justin? Now that Rafe agrees I’ve been set up. Rafe agreed to consider that you might have been set up. Look, Xander, with all the evidence pointing at you, I am not going to give up fighting for you, but I’m afraid we may have a tough road ahead of us.

Thanks, Justin.

Look, I know that he doesn’t want to get your hopes up, but every bit of evidence points to a setup, and Rafe sees that now, too. Yeah, well, if Rafe’s just playing us What do you mean? Well, he might just be pretending to be an ally, to get me to say something incriminating that he can use against us. No, he’s not doing that.

Well, whatever he’s doing, and whoever’s out there trying to make me look like a murderer, I God, Sarah, I just, I finally turned my life around with you and our, our precious Victoria. I, and I was so proud of the work I was doing at The Spectator, and even more proud, I’d gained your trust. But you haven’t lost.

I’m so proud. Very grateful for that. But, I don’t know, it’s just Being implicated in this terrible crime is It’s just making me doubt myself all over again. Why? Why doubt yourself? You know that you’re innocent. Sarah, you know all too well. Trouble follows me wherever I go. It doesn’t matter how hard I try to walk the straight and narrow and be a good person.

Stand up citizen, always makes some bad choice along the way, or someone I hurt along the way decides to punish me, and that’s obviously what’s happening there.

I wouldn’t blame you, Sarah, if you just wanted to get away from all this. Sam! No, Sarah, let me finish.

I love you, darling. You and Victoria, you’re, you’re everything to me. But I want you to be happy. I don’t want you to be burdened by the fallout from all the bad choices I’ve made. So, If you decide, That you just want to take Victoria and start a new life without me, I will understand.

You don’t, Godfrey. Just take a break. I’ll relieve you of your duties for a while. Harrison, you’ve

been on the force for about what, four months now? Already in here fighting for your life? Listen man,

I knew from the minute that I heard you, that you were tough. That you were a tough SOB. Not just because you were a Navy SEAL, man. It’s because that’s who you are. You don’t quit, you don’t give up, you’re a fighter. So don’t you go. But you’re not giving up on me now, right man?

You’re gonna get out of here. You’re gonna get out of here and then When you heal up, we’re gonna find the bastard that did this to you and we’re gonna take him down. Shouldn’t be here, right?

Why not? Rafe, why are you so hell bent on keeping me from seeing Harris? It’s for your good and for his. Okay. I will try and accept that. Okay. Look, I just, Rafe, I’m really, I’m really sorry. Sorry about what? About, about this. This whole mess. I mean, I You know, if I hadn’t gotten involved with Clyde and his drug operation, none of this would have happened.

That’s not your fault. I know you and Harris were just trying to bring Clyde down. Yeah, a whole lot of good that did us. Yeah. Please, please let me, let me just see him. I mean, if something happens and I don’t get to say goodbye,

You know what I’m gonna do? I’m, I’m gonna, I’m gonna go on social media and I’m gonna say all kinds of mean hurtful things about you. Oh, are you? Mm-Hmm. . Yeah. I’m gonna say that, that Ray Hernandez is, is just terrible and he’s has no heart. Oh, come on. You wouldn’t want me to do that. Mm, well, I probably wouldn’t care.

No, I’m not even on social media anyway. No. So, yeah, and despite what some people think. I actually do have a heart. Yeah, you do. Yeah. Alright, so go on. Go in there and see him. Really? Yeah, before I change my mind. Thank you.

Please, Clyde. Don’t hurt Gabby. She’s suffered enough. You just followed my orders. Gabby will be in perfect health. What about Tripp Johnson, huh? Apparently he’s missing. I assume you had something to do with that. Well, if I did, it was only for insurance purposes. Insurance, huh? Hey, you know better than me, Ava’s gone soft.

She’s weak. Thanks to that do gooder Michael. So, if her boy Tripp has gone missing It’s all on her.

Does Eva know what you need from her? Well, if she doesn’t, she soon will.

A hell of a nerve showing up here after everything you pulled. He was just about to leave. Oh, Mr. Brock. Are you not curious as to what we were discussing before you arrived? I think I can guess. You’re here to taunt us about how you were messing with my head during our last encounter, am I close? Actually, I was talking to Mr.

Johnson about my daughter. I’m certain you may remember her. Mr. Black, my Katarina. Never heard of her. And as far as I know, I’ve never laid eyes on you until you showed up here in Salem. So I certainly don’t know anything about your daughter. Well, you will remember everything about her all in good time. I do hope your son turns up, Mr.

Johnson. Yes, I hate to think what a person like you would resort to if anyone were to harm or, dare I say, even kill your precious child. What? I assume you would, uh, seek revenge, would you not, huh? Don’t you ever. I threatened my son, do you hear me? Get out! Get out!

Okay, Amy Ava has, you know, softened. Like you said. It’s because she cares for Harris. She’s human, she has a heart. She’s also smart. And Savvy, that’s why she has been loyal to you down the line. Would she hire you to do public relations for her, sir? I am simply trying to point out that she has not blown out of the water yet.

I mean, yes, she is upset about her son, but other than that Hey, man, if you’re so concerned about Ava Vitale, get your ass back to Salem, keep an eye on her, make sure she keeps her mouth shut and stays loyal, all right? Okay. I will. One more thing, Stephen. If somehow, Detective Michaels recovers from his wounds and regains consciousness, you better make damn sure that he loses it again.

Permanently, this time.

Hey,

Harris, I am here,

and I hope you can hear me. Oh, you know I’ve been thinking about when we first met, and how you had my back, and you believed in me right from the get go. Back when we were in Bayview.

You know, you saved me. So many times.

Mostly you saved me from myself.

And how did I repay you?

I pushed you away.

God, I didn’t want to.

But you know me.

I am my own worst enemy. Harris,

you have loved me. Like no one has ever loved me.

And I love you for that.

God, it’s so many other reasons. I can’t lose you. I can’t lose you. Oh

my God, Harris.

I don’t get it, partner. What was that? Bastard’s motive for showing up here. I don’t know, John. He was just spinning some yarn about the past. He’s trying to take our attention off the fact that he’s conning Maggie. But I don’t have another minute to waste on that creep. My son is missing. Right, right, right, right, triple in here.

I’m sorry. That, um, that brings me to what I found when I was walking around the square. Any leads? The gal that was working the Sweet Bits counter, she remembered Wendy coming through there early afternoon, shortly after the geocaching event started. Wendy was chatting her up about these clues that she was following.

Anything else? Did anyone see Tripp? Actually, yes. Eric and Sloan briefly ran into Tripp and Wendy when they were coming home from dinner from the Horton Square. But apparently, Eric and Sloan were in such a hurry, they You never got around to asking them where they headed to. I’m sorry, buddy.

I will get my revenge against you, Steve Johnson. But before I do,

I must deal with you, John. My pawn. I will take great pleasure in playing you like a fiddle until all your strings are broken. Then, and only then, John Black, until all my tasks are finally completed, will you finally pay the ultimate price for what you have taken away from me?

Xander, there was a time that I would have believed that you were guilty. But, the Xander that I know And love today wouldn’t risk throwing away his life with his daughter. Nor with you. Nor that. So no, I will not run away from you, Xander. Because despite everything that we have been through, or maybe because of everything that we have been through, I do believe you now, and I trust you.

And I am With you, through this entire thing, no matter what.

God, I’m so sorry I went on that stupid run. I should have stayed home with you. Well, you did come back, and We did make up for some lost time. That was one of the best nights of my life. Until it turned into one of the worst.

We are going to find a Um, no, but, um, but there’s some other good news. Yeah. What’s that? Harris opened his eyes. Rafe’s in there right now.

Hey Harris. It’s Rafe.

Come on, man. Well, let us know that you’re here. Hey, if you can hear me, Harris, if you can hear me, squeeze my hand, alright? Harris.

Hey, did you see that? Did you see it? He just did it. He did it. Harris is back. He’s back. Hey, hey. Harris, it’s Rafe. Hey, if you can hear me, open your eyes, man. Anyway.

Nurse Michelle, um, what’s happening? Detective Michaels is responsive. He’s definitely waking up. Oh, thank God. Oh, thank God. Oh.

Okay. We should have the CT results back shortly. How’s the headache? It’s gone. The dizziness? The lightheadedness? I feel totally fine now. Great. Oh, sorry, excuse me. Uh, I’ve got an emergency. I’ve got to run. But just sit tight and somebody will come in and relieve me, okay? Thanks, Mom. Absolutely. Thanks, Dr.

Johnson. Sure. I’m just glad you’re feeling better. You scared me, Everett. Yeah, I scared myself.

I just, I wish to hell I knew what was going on with me. Whatever it is, I’m sure my mom will figure it out. How

long do you think we’ve been in here? It’s hard to tell without looking.

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Mom,mom, mom, stop. People are watching. Please. Who cares? I care. I live here. So, just. Okay. It’s good to see you. Have you lost weight? The food here sucks. Well, maybe I can sneak in a cheeseburger next time, maybe from the pub. I have missed you so much and I loved your letters. Right. Yeah, find letters.

Another voicemail. Stop calling me.

Hey. Hey. How you feeling, baby girl? Like I was hit by a truck. I’ve um, I’ve hardly slept. I barely know which way is up right now. Yeah, I could hear in your voice last night. Two people are telling me two very different things and they both sound pretty damn convincing. So, who am I supposed to believe?

Well, I did some research. Wait, last night, after we talked, you didn’t have to do that. I couldn’t sleep either. Dad. Hey, I worry about you. I’m your papa. It’s part of my job description. Now I assume you want to know what I found out.

Hey, hey, Steph, it’s me. Um, I just, uh, I don’t know what to say. I, I, I, I swear to you, I’m, I’m not this, this, this Bobby person, okay? I mean, I’ve never even heard of him before. I mean, it’s, it’s, it’s honestly like the most absurd thing that I’ve ever heard in my life. I, I, I’m still the man that you, that you fell in love with in Seattle.

I’m, I’m the man who, who loves you right now. Please, please, please just, just call me. What the hell is happening? Oh my God. Why does that cop think I’m Bobby What’s His Face? And why can’t I remember what happened right before the accident?

We’ve got a lot to talk about, Bobby.

Ray. Ray, thank God you’re here. Yeah, I’m in the middle of something, Ava. My son. He’s missing. He didn’t show up for work last night and no one can get a hold of him. I called the hospital, his friends, everyone. What about Wendy? She’s missing too. Clyde Weston has them. I’m sure of it. Clyde Weston? Please, Rafe.

I need your help. You need to find them before something really bad happens. Oh god,

I fell asleep. Why’d you do it? So it wasn’t a dream. I don’t know if I like this. No. Why is my throat sore? I’ll be home. Oh, yeah.

My country. We’ve got to get out of here. We will, we will. We just We have to figure out how to first. We will do that. Together. Together.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Okay, and she didn’t call in. Yeah, that doesn’t sound like Wendy at all. And no remote logins either. Right. Okay, well call me in a second if you hear from her. Okay. Well, Wendy didn’t show up for work, and her supervisor can’t find her. This is, this is, this is, this isn’t happening. That can’t be happening.

Rafe, I cannot lose my son. You have got to do something. Okay, Ava, you need to back up a second. Tell me what this has to do with Clyde Weston.

Alright, let’s, let’s think backwards here, try to figure out a plan of action. Okay. Oh, we were at Cache and Cupid, just having a great time. Tripp, you may be in danger. What? I need to get you to a safe location. Both of you. Wait, wait, what is this about? Does this have anything to do with my mom or Harris?

Rafe will give me the details later, but I have to get you to safety. Now.

This is one hell of a safe house.

I don’t think this place is half bad. Wi Fi sucks. You get internet? They stream one movie a day and we don’t get to pick it. I hope it’s a good one. So how are your group therapy sessions going? It’s weird. They want us to talk about our feelings and stuff. In front of each other. So, Tate, how are you feeling right now, in this moment?

I don’t know, Doc. I’m, um, I’m hungry. Well, it sounds like you’re getting to the root of some of your feelings. That letter you wrote your father, that was What the hell, Dad? You showed Mom my letters? Hold on, hold on. I didn’t let her read it. He just told me about it. Those were private. I don’t like you two talking about me.

Okay. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I shared, I shared some of what was in the letter with your mother, okay? I didn’t realize that Look, you’re upset. Look, you’re entitled to be upset. If you want to be upset, then be upset, Tate. But listen, I, I know That I haven’t always been around. I can’t change that, son. I can’t change the past.

But I’m here now. I am here now!

Of course I want to know. I need to know. Okay. I still have more feelers out, but here’s what I have right now. I contacted an old colleague of mine who’s still with the Seattle PD. A part of what this guy told you checks out. God. Which part? There was in fact an accident which resulted in a John Doe being sent to the hospital the same time your Everett stopped contacting you.

Please don’t call him my Everett. I’m sorry. Anyway, I’m not able to access the medical records just yet. But, based on some conversations I had with a couple of sources, That John Doe was in the hospital for over a year. And his release coincides with Everett’s resurgence. Okay. So to an extent, This guy appears to be telling you the truth.

To an extent? Now the bad news.

My name. It’s not Bobby. Uh huh. Excuse me, excuse me! I did not, I did not invite you in. Don’t know why you are playing this sick game. But your name is Bobby Stein. Pardon me. Robert Stein. Look, I have our marriage certificate right here. Oh, and you know what else? I have a picture from our wedding day. Yeah, look how happy you look.

Clearly you were faking it, didn’t you? None, none of, None of this looks familiar. What are you talking about? That’s you! I see it. I see it, okay? I’m, I’m, I just, I don’t, I I don’t remember any of this. Oh, God. You know, if I wasn’t a police officer, I would smack you upside your head. And maybe that’ll jog your memory.

But you know what? I have a better option. If you’re not Bobby Stein, prove it. Fingerprints, now.

I want some coffee. Dad, quit stalling. Cut to the chase.

Okay.

This is from a few years ago. That’s Robert Stein’s driver’s license photo with his Seattle address. Can’t be. Unless he has a twin? I checked. No record of a twin on his birth certificate.

So Everett is Bobby. I’m sorry, Stephanie. Looks like there’s more to this dude than meets the eye. Do you think he’s been lying? Or do you really think that he can’t remember who he is? That I don’t know. And he wasn’t an accident. He could have suffered some neurological trauma. But since I don’t have the medical records, that’s just a guess.

It’s also possible that He could be lying.

The one thing I know for sure, based on the timeline, this man was dating you. While he was married. Yeah. His marriage certificate is on record. Robert Stein, legally married Jada Hunter in King County, Washington.

Ever said that he was missing chunks of time before the accident? That the doctor said that it was retrograde amnesia, that, that maybe in time his memories would come back. Well, that doesn’t change the fact that he was married when he was dating you, it just means he doesn’t remember that fact.

Dad, I have to go. Baby girl, listen. No, I just I need to process this, but thank you for helping me. Okay.

Now listen, I’m not going to stop looking into this. I know. Okay.

Here, Dad. You’re here for me. In this halfway house where I don’t belong. Where you two should be. What? Excuse me. That is not okay. Why not? I’m not a drug addict. I’m being punished because of my parents. I’m guilty because of association. You are here because you were found with Holly’s pills in your hand.

No kidding. God, I wish she would just wake up so she could tell everyone that I didn’t do anything wrong. Listen to me. I have news for you on that front, okay? I’ve been texting with Nicole in Italy. Holly’s doing better. She’s off her ventilator and she’s actually breathing on her own. Thank God. That is good news.

How long until she wakes up? I don’t know, but given her apparent progress, she could be home any day now.

Hmph. Well, I’ll be damned. What? What does it say?

Hey there, Bobby.

That can’t be right. Oh, it is. Fingerprints don’t lie. You are exactly who you’ve always been. A slimy, two faced bastard. I don’t remember you. Well, I sure as hell remember you. In spite of doing everything possible to forget you. Falling for a divorce was the best thing that I ever did. I left my hellish life with you in the rear view and I never looked back.

Uh, please. Yes. Please believe me. I, I don’t remember any of this. Okay? You were a liar throughout our marriage and you are still a liar now. Although we have, we have concrete proof of who you are. Bobby, just for once, for once in your life, just, just be a man and own up to what you did.

I mean it, Ava. If you want my help, you need to level with me. No more BS. Now what does Clyde Weston have to do with Tripp and Wendy going missing?

You know, I think this was a big mistake. Ava! If he’s taken them, then we are racing against the clock here. You need to tell me the truth.

Okay.

You know when Harris and I were in here that day and I slapped him? Yeah, kind of hard to forget. Okay, but what you don’t know is that we made a deal that day. Okay. What kind of deal? Look, Harris convinced me that the only way to save myself and the people that I love was,

was to work with him. Okay, let’s, let’s, can we just like back up a second? When you save yourself from who? Clyde Weston? Yeah. Look, you remember that day? You know how I told you that, that, Clyde tried to kill Tripp and, and, how he told me that if I didn’t work with him, he was gonna go through with it. Mm hmm.

Yeah, you said that you went to the prison and then you talked him out of it. Right, I did. Okay, well then if you did that, then what’s the threat? Look, you know, you know that Clyde is a scary guy, right? I had no guarantee that he was gonna be safe, and so

Harris convinced me to work with him, and that I would help him bring Clyde down for good. And how were you gonna do that? You know, intel. Keeping my ear to the ground, reporting back. Uh huh. So you were working as an informant? Even though you weren’t working with Clyde. Right. But it backfired. Charis got shot.

My son is missing. And I know that Clyde has him. I know it.

I don’t get it. Why here? What did that cop bring us here?

Okay, is it just me or is this really weird safe house? It’s a very secure location. Quiet, no traffic, no one will find you here. We’ve got eyes on this place at all times. You’ll be protected. From who? That’s a good question. You know what, I’m just gonna call Rafe and check in. You’re not calling anyone.

Tell us over your phones. No.

What a hero. Your phone. Doc.

Into the tank. Move.

Now. Sleep tight. I

thought she was one of the good guys. Yeah. Yeah, me too.

Don’t be stupid. What the hell? Are you doing this? If this is about money, my family will pay you whatever you want. Money? Please. Sit down. I said Sit.

I suggest you ration your supplies.

Oh my god, so Holly’s okay, thank god. And this means that This means that she can tell everyone what actually happened that night on New Year’s Eve. That, that I didn’t give her the drugs that I, I mean, I didn’t even want to, I even tried to tell her not to take them. This means I can come home. Okay, well honey, let’s, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Yeah. It’s just one step outta two. Yeah. Your, your mom is right. ’cause we, we don’t, we don’t know what Holly is going to say when she wakes up or if she even remembers what happened that night. No, no, no. She will, I, I know she will. And she’ll tell the truth. She, she’s got to. What? What? We have to prepare for the possibility that Holly may not want to tell the truth.

You don’t seem to understand. Okay, I would own up to all of it. To everything. If I could remember any of it. Does that make sense? Am I interrupting? No, come in. You need to see this. Does this man look familiar? Oh, you know what? Wait, it gets better. You know, I scanned his fingerprints. And this man is Robert Stein.

So you were married when we started dating? I don’t, I don’t I don’t remember being married. I don’t remember her. I’m sorry. I didn’t know. Well, now you do. And I’ve said my piece, so I’m gonna leave. But just remember, Stephanie. This man claimed that he loved you while he was married to me. He’s nothing but a player, a liar, and a cheat.

And if I wasn’t your friend, I would say good luck. But because I am, run. Get out while you can.

Oh, and I am not going to stop digging until I get the whole story on you. And best believe, people are going to hear about it. I don’t know. Maybe from a rival newspaper. You got that, Mr. Editor in Chief?

Why do you think that Clyde has Tripp and Wendy? Because it’s how he operates. He holds things over people. And he hurts them. In the most painful way possible. Yeah, I know he does. I’ve seen it. But my question is, what does he have over you? Look, I was trying to do the right thing. And Harris saw how bad the situation was, and so I was gonna help him.

I was gonna help him bring Clyde down once and for all, but the whole thing just backfired. Hey, Ava, we’re just dancing around here, okay? I need solid information if I’m gonna bring him down. Don’t you get it? Clyde is untouchable. He is untouchable.

Hey, Milan, I really appreciate your help on this one. Yeah, that’s right. It’s L Y N C H. Uh huh. Okay. No. I know you’re gonna come through for me. You’re the best, man. Alright, I’ll wait for your text. Thanks a lot.

Hey, what’s up? Steve, we’ve got a problem. Trip’s missing. What? He didn’t show up for his shift last night at the hospital. No one can reach him. I’m at the police station. You need to get here now. I’m on my way.

Is he coming? Yeah. Alright, let’s get the paperwork started before he gets here.

Goldman, can you come in here please? What do you have, Mitch? Ms. Battaglia needs to file a missing persons report, if you can help her with that. On it. We have a first issue of Bolo on Tripp Johnson and Wendy Shinn. Ms. Battaglia will give you the descriptions. Thank you.

What do you mean she might not want to tell the truth? Why wouldn’t she? Okay, think about it. Telling the truth. It means admitting that the drugs were hers, okay? She, she may not want to get herself in that kind of trouble. And that’s if she even remembers anything. We just, we don’t know what Holly’s gonna say.

And don’t forget EJ has been, has been spinning this narrative about it being all your fault and he may persuade her to stick to that. No. No. No, we’re friends. She wouldn’t, she wouldn’t do that to me. She would not hurt me like that. No, son, she She may not want to hurt you, but she might be scared. Okay, and if she’s scared, she’ll do whatever she has to do to save herself.

She might wake up really confused or muddled. We just want you to be prepared. This is crap! I didn’t do anything wrong. And I don’t even know why I bother trying to do the right thing. They’re just going to accuse me for doing something that I didn’t do and lock me up for no reason. God, I just, I want to go home.

I want to get out of here. I don’t want to be here anymore. Don’t, just don’t, don’t. Don’t. So Tripp never made it to work and he didn’t call in to explain? Nope, and no one can reach him, and like I said, Did you talk to Wendy? She’s missing too. I filed a missing persons report. Okay. When’s the last time you saw Triff?

Yesterday. He and Wendy were together. Yeah, Stephanie told me she saw them both with the Cash and Cupid fundraiser. So no one’s heard from them since? Ah, voicemail again. Hey, Ava. Why would our son be missing? What else do you know about this? No, no, no, no. Hold on a second. The last time Trip went missing, you kept half the story from me.

Now we don’t have time for this crap, so start talking and tell me everything. Now.

I can’t believe Goldman’s dirty. I’m just pissed I didn’t see it. Was she under surveillance? Well, not by my department. But who knows, I’m not always privy to stuff. She fooled a lot of smart people. She’s definitely working for Clyde.

This is what my mom was talking about. This is why she couldn’t go to the police, why she didn’t trust them. Yeah, and why she was so hell bent on getting us out of Salem. Why would they take us now? Well, if Clyde is behind this You know he is. And this is about leverage over my mom. He knows that she’ll do whatever it takes to get us back.

Well, I’m sick of sitting around. I mean, I think there’s got to be a way out of here. Maybe there’s a release valve or something. Hey, look up there. There’s another hatch here. Here, get on my shoulders.

It’s all here, isn’t it? Just your real life with your wife, Jada. What the hell, Everett? Or do I call you Bobby? Stephanie, Stephanie, Stephanie. Please. Please. You know me. You know me. Clearly, I don’t. Do you remember that night that you rented that cottage on Mercer Island? Yeah. It had rained all day. We took the ferry over.

When we got there, you told me that you’d never been in love before. Never. Until me. You said that I was the missing piece in your life. Yes. We even started talking next steps. Moving in. Made sure we both wanted a family. And now absolutely none of it was real. Every. Single. Moment. I’ve had with you. Is real.

It’s real. Come on. I was your mistress. That was your side piece. But hey, you’re not the first man in the world to hide his wife from the poor sap he’s pretending to be in love with. I’m not hiding anything! I’m not hiding. I don’t remember being married. See, that doesn’t make sense. Because your accident happened after all that.

So if you had developed some sort of amnesia, it came after you and me. So the question is, are you a lying dirtbag? Or some kind of sociopath? Who the hell are you? Hey,

there’s no question you got a bum rap here. We know you shouldn’t be here. We just don’t want you to get your hopes up when it comes to Holly. Like your mom said, we just want you to take this one step at a time. And in the meantime, you’re, you’re in a safe place here. Yeah? Yeah. Gives you some time for self reflection and to, and to get stronger.

You can learn about addiction. I am not a drug addict. I don’t do drugs. And just because you two ruined your life with them does not mean that you get to pass that guilt trip on to me.

Now that hatch wouldn’t budge. They must have figured out that we’re missing now, right? I mean, you were supposed to have a shift last night. I, I should have been at work this morning. Yeah, my mom’s probably freaking out. She’s probably called a thousand times. But our phones are no doubt destroyed by now.

Okay, so where are we? What do you remember about getting here? An obstacle that put us into a van with no windows. Yeah, that should have been our first clue. Yeah. She played it so well. Yeah, I bought that she was taking us to a secure location and didn’t want anyone to see us. And she didn’t want us to see where we were going.

And we drove for like, what? Half hour? Yeah, that sounds about right.

What do you remember when we got out of the van?

It’s really dark. I, uh, Gravel parking lot. And I thought I heard a plane. Yeah, me too. I thought I could smell, uh, Gas. Maybe we’re near the airport.

You want the truth? Okay, here goes. Clyde Weston has been using the restaurant as a front for drug operations. The Bistro has been a warehouse for product being moved in and out to Clyde’s network of dealers. So how did you get mixed up in that mess? Because he was blackmailing me with our son. He threatened to kill Trip, and everything that I have been doing has been to try and keep him safe.

But it didn’t even matter because in the end it all came down to this. Here we are. Clyde has taken him. I know it. He was behind Harris getting shot, and the fire at the Horton house, and now he has taken Trip and Wendy. You have to help them, Steve. Please, please do not let that monster hurt our son.

Please, please help me find him. Please, please help me save our boy.

I’m not a sociopath. I am not a cheater. I, I am still the man who, who took that ferry with you to Mercer Island. I am the man who danced in the rain with you at the cottage. I am still the man who envisions spending the rest of my life with you, Stephanie. I don’t know what the hell is happening! What’s happening is, reality is hitting you in the face there.

God, no. No. No, no, no, no. No, this is this is like a a nightmare that I can’t wake up from and I just I feel like everybody’s coming at me and I feel I feel uh, I just feel uh

First of all ava you don’t have to beg me to save my own son And as far as the rest of it goes, I don’t have time to play the blame game, so here’s how it’s gonna go. I’m gonna find Tripp and Wendy, and I’m gonna bring them home. And after that, you are gonna turn yourself in to the police and make a full confession about your involvement in this mess.

You got it? Listen, I ran Everett

Lynch’s purse. What? He is Bobby Stein, my ex husband. Oh my god, no way. Yeah. I’m so sorry, Jay. I can’t believe that lying son of a bitch wound up here in Salem.

You okay? Yeah, yeah, I’m mostly just angry. Who am I kidding, I’m shaking. I thought that I had put all that crap that I went through with him behind me. Yeah. All these villains, they started rushing back and back. Oh. Okay. You need to go home? No. No. I need to stay. Are you sure? Yeah. Alright. I want to hear more about this later, but, uh, there’s some stuff I need to catch up on.

What’s going on? Is it Harris? No. No. Wendy, Shin, and Crip Johnson are missing. What? Yeah. Come on. I’ll tell you all about it. Okay. Everett. Sorry. Sorry. Are you okay? You passed out. Yeah. What? Look, if you’re faking No, you’re just, uh I’m okay. I’m okay. Your skin’s kind of clammy and you’re Look a little pale.

Okay, okay. I’m taking you to the hospital now. I’m good. I’m good. I’m good. I’m good.

You think we’ll be here for a while? Yeah. You know, Officer Goldman told us to ration those protein bars to water, so That’s my guess. Hey, what are those vents up there?

I saw those when I was on your shoulders. Fresh air. That’s good. If they ever close, we’re dead. Look, if they wanted us dead, we would be already. I’m not, I’m not, I’m not saying that to freak you out, okay? Yeah, well, it’s hard to not be freaked out when you’re locked in a stainless steel tank. For some reason, you need us alive.

Yeah, I hope so. What if that’s only temporary? We’re not gonna stick around to find out, okay?

Let’s find, let’s find a way to get Sal out of here. We don’t deserve that. I don’t know.

I want you both to leave. No. No, we, we, we’re gonna talk this out. We’re not. We’re not in charge here. And I’m not required to allow visitors, so Get out. Now. No, hold on. Let’s not end the visit this way. Let’s not do this, okay? Please. We love you, son. That’s uh, that’s your problem? Hate. I hate you both.

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Perfect spot for a picnic. Not to mention my favorite part of Salem.

It’s a shame you started that new housing development across the street. Well, that’s progress, my darling. Yes, I suppose it is. And, just so you know, don’t fill up on the main course. I brought a little treat for desserts. I’ve been playing with this new recipe for donuts, but I haven’t perfected it yet, so Well, I can’t wait to try them.

And have I told you today how much I love you? Yes, but you’re welcome to tell me again. And again. I love you, Alice, won’t I? I love you, Tom Horton.

Here’s to our first year of marriage. And all the years to come.

I am so sorry to keep you waiting. Oh, don’t worry about that. How is Holly doing? Well, our precious girl is comatose. But, uh, isn’t it wonderful that she is back home with her loved ones? Nicole must be so relieved to be back. That she is. We all know how important it is to be close to family. Amen. Um, Are you sure about heading over there this morning?

Well, the safety inspector gave us a green light. I mean, I know it’s going to be hard. But yes, we’re ready. Yeah. Oh,

handsome. Did I thank you for last night? A candlelit dinner, a dance, and we came after. Phew. Definitely a night to remember. Good morning, you two. Hope we’re not too early. No, not at all. As a matter of fact, we’re just getting ready to head to the board now. Yeah, yeah, so are we. We thought we’d stop by for some to go coffee if it’s not too much trouble.

And we thought we’d take some, some of Alice’s doughnuts as a gesture of honor. And solidarity. My goodness, boy, what a terrible fire in the heart and house, but the good news is nobody was hurt, thank god. Yes, Moses, definitely. Do they know what caused the fire? Nope, just that it was definitely arson. 116,

117, 118, 119, 120. It’s the devil! Yes, I was about to break

my record that time. Oh, no, we wouldn’t want journalism to get in the way of breaking his little record, no, would we? Right? What are you doing here anyway? I thought you were taking the day off. Little man thinks he forgot a toy here. My radio controlled amphibious crocodile car. Kid, on the road of life, we are all looking for our radio controlled amphibious crocodile cars.

Hmm. Mm hmm. I think I left some in the back office. Okay. I hope he’s right. It’ll be the only thing that wasn’t ruined in the fire. Poor little guy. He has suffered way too much loss for someone his age. Yeah, he sure has.

Oh god, no.

I have no words. No words, but we still have each other. Thank god.

What was that?

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

How are you holding up? I’m doing okay. Eh, just doing my best to get the kids through this. They’re lucky to have you. You know that, right? That they are lucky to have you? Uh, yeah, well, you know, it shouldn’t have happened. It was, um, it was, uh, my fault. What? How? The fire. It was because of the story we published, implicating Clyde Weston.

Well, first of all, that was Everett’s article. Which I approved. Yeah, and you said yourself the Spectator was committed to publishing the truth. My kid’s good.

I put my family, uh, in danger. And, uh, and I put Doug and Julie in danger. And it was, uh, reckless and selfish. You were doing your job. You had no way of knowing that this was gonna happen. Yeah, well Look, I may have a exceptionally winning personality, but even I don’t have a crystal ball. Well, it still feels like I let my family down, Leo.

Again. Thanks man. Unbelievable. After saving that house in 86 to have this happen? You mean the Horton house nearly burned down in 86? Oh yeah. Orpheus planted a bomb at our place right next door. We caught it just when the, uh, the Embers and Sparks were flying over onto the Horton Roof. Tom and Alice were there, and Abraham was there, too.

Yeah, we invited Abe to join us today. Yeah, we thought it might, you know, jog his memory a little bit. Oh, good. Is he coming? Oh, you haven’t heard. Pottinger had a heart attack last night. Oh, my God. Well, how is she? She’s in CCU. Abe won’t leave her side. Does he need anything? Maybe we should go to the hospital.

No, he just mostly asked for prayers. He said he’ll let us know if there’s anything we can do. Well, with memories or no memories, Abe is such an incredible man, and he and I have such a history. I mean, partners on the force, and forces a lot of barbecues at the Horton’s. And, you know Tom and Alice are serving up hot dogs and, and giving great, great advice.

Oh, that’s a fact. You know, I remember a time when I had the kids on my own for a while, and they were little, just little squids here. And I, out of my league as a single dad, but Alice says, Don’t push them. They’re just children. Give them enough room. To make their own mistakes. And so great. We all learned so much from Tom and Alice.

Yeah, I remember when I was a kid. Sandy, I remember Tommy Horton’s daughter. I mean, she and I, we ran rough shots. Through that house, day and night. Oh, what, are you telling me you were a tiny terror? Oh, you bet. And then one day, I knocked over Alice’s new lamp, busted it into a million pieces. I’m scared as hell that she’s gonna give me hell.

And all she said was, things are only things. They can be replaced. That does sound like Alice. Uh, we were told this place was clear. We were told it’s alright to be in here. Should we leave? No, you’re alright. Let me help with the chair. Uh, look. There’s not a mark on it. I can’t believe it. It’s almost pristine.

That chair, that was my grandmother’s chair. And it’s, it’s very important to all of us. It was originally Tom Horton’s chair, but he left it to Alice. How did you know that? Oh, Lucas! Oh,

Lucas, darling, what are you doing here? How did you get out of prison? It’s a long story, Aunt Maggie. But I knew you guys were gonna be here. And I missed my family. I will never forget how you welcomed me with open arms when you found out I was a Horton. Especially my grandparents.

The first time my new grandmother asked me to call her grandma. Hi, Miss Horton. Hello, Lucas. I’m so glad you came. Well, so am I. Thanks. Having a hard time calling me Grandma, aren’t you? I tell you what, there’s always Gran and Nana, but don’t call me Granny. Okay, no Granny. How about Grandma? That’s best. Well, you may not feel like it yet, but you are a member of the Horton family.

I know you found out just a short time ago. I guess it just takes a little bit of time to get used to it, you know. Well, time will take care of that, darling. But we all want you to become part of a family. That is, if you’ll let us. I’d like that, Grandma.

Being a Hortonstone means everything to me. This house, this is the symbol, the symbol of, of our love that binds us all together. So many memories. Which is why it means so much for me to be here with you now. But there’s something you guys should know. Something really important. None of you can tell anyone I was here.

Hey, tell me what you would do if I went after Thomas with this paddle. If I just started whacking him with it, right here, right now. I’d rip your face off and I’d beat you to a pulp with it. Okay, well. But yes, and you would step in front of a bullet for Charlotte. You would walk through fire for those kids.

As a matter of fact, you did. And everybody knows it. So stop blaming yourself, Chadwick. This was not your fault. Thank you, Leo. Yeah. I needed to hear that. And, um Might need you to remind me of it every once in a while, yeah? Anytime. Dad, look! I found it! Um, that is the oddest looking radio controlled amphibious crocodile car I have ever seen.

No, not my car! This! Dad, I left it here. That’s so awesome, buddy. Let me see. Oh, that’s amazing. Come here. Sure is nice to see you smiling, buddy. Hello? Let me get a closer look. Is that a loose tooth I see? Yeah, it’s on right here. You know, it’d probably be easier if you just paid a bit in advance. That’s true, and you know, my wings could use a night off, so Here’s five dollars.

I told you in the wine store I get fifty dollars per tooth. No, five, five is enough, buddy. Here, five is good. Okay, fine. You can owe me the rest. No, he doesn’t, he doesn’t owe you anymore. That was, uh, that was very generous of him. You should say, say thank you to the Tooth Fairy. Thank you, Tooth Fairy. You are most welcome, Thomas.

Alright, buddy, you know what? We gotta, we gotta get you to school. Wait, aren’t you going to the house? Yeah, but you gotta go to school. Uh, can I come? Dad, please. I want to be with everyone at the house. Okay. Yeah, but if you get sad, I’m gonna take you back to Maggie’s, okay? Chadwick, do you think I would be welcome there?

I’d really love to learn about the Horton history. You can, you can come. I’ll ride with you. I want to see how this gooseberry flies. I weigh your expectations kid. I only moonlight as the tooth fairy, and I’m not planning on quitting my day job. Let’s hit it.

I’m here Tom Sorry, I’m late. Only a few minutes. Alice, you should not be carrying all that. It wasn’t heavy, it just slowed me down a bit. Mmm, I don’t know. Maybe we should put an ending to our picnic outings until after? No, I like getting out. Especially to our favorite spot. But, you’re gonna have to help me to the ground.

And back up again. Of course. Oh,

over these past couple of weeks, I can’t believe how much he or she has grown. Huh? Need I remind you that my family has twins? No, you need not. You’ve told me many times, but I think one is more than enough to handle, don’t you? I don’t believe that’s up to us. I only wish I could move inside that one bedroom apartment before the baby comes.

But someday, we will get a bigger place. I promise you that. It’s a shame they had to stop all that new development. But, with so much suffering in our country, I remind myself how grateful we are for all that we have. Very lucky.

Tom? Yes, my love? Tell me the truth. Now that I’ve gotten sobig Do I look unattractive? Are you kidding? You’re more beautiful than ever. In fact, you’re one red hot tomato.

Lucas, you didn’t escape from prison, did you? Absolutely not, Aunt Maggie. Well then, why can’t we tell anybody that we’ve seen you? I was released from prison under some very special circumstances. And I thought everything was on the up and up, but Let’s just say if certain people knew I was here right now, my life would be in danger.

Well, it sounds like witness protection. Well, not quite, but that’s the general idea. Oh, well, we know how to keep our lips buttoned up. Absolutely. Alright, I’m gonna get out of these clothes, okay? I’ll be right back. I’m so glad you’re here. Love you guys. Love you.

I can’t get over that chair. How did it escape untarnished?

Could be Grandma and Grandpa were watching over it.

Oh, Maggie. No, I know. I know. I know I gave you and Grandpa so much trouble when I was growing up. Remember when I got caught shoplifting? I will never forget it.

Well, you had a rebellious side. Your parents were gone so much of the time, I think you just needed attention. Oh, thank you, Graham. Well, we do mellow a bit with age, I guess.

Hello, everyone. Oh. Oh, how sweet of you to be here. Thank you, thank you. Of course, of course. We brought you some of Alice’s donuts. Very thoughtful. Very sweet. Thanks. We are so sorry this happened. We know it’s God’s blessing that we got out with our lives. You two aren’t going to believe this. Look. Our grandparents chair.

It survived the fire. It’s in perfect condition. Oh, this is just absolutely amazing. Yeah, it is. Honey. Oh. Is everyone excited to see you? Oh, that’s an understatement. He, uh, told us not to say a word about him being here. No. Well, that’s true. We can’t risk any more retributions. Not with Clyde’s man on the loose.

Clyde? Clyde is the man that’s after you? Oh, Lucas. Well, we’re not going to say anything, but where is he going next? Hey, you know what? The less you know, the better. Okay? And later, we’re going to get him out of here the same way we got him in. With the firefighter. This guy. Okay. Be careful! I will, for sure.

And now, I want to check the appliances to see which, if anything, is functioning. Oh, you sweetheart. Okay, let’s look at the appliances. Art, are you skilled at repairing appliances too, Lucas? No, not quite, but they do have donuts. It’s been a while since I had one of those. Oh, now I am worried for you, Lucas.

May we come in? Please do. Oh, Marlena, John, thank you for coming. Uh, we, um, brought everyone some donuts. Oh, how thoughtful. Roman and Kate, they Yes, I’ve brought donuts too. We know. Oh. Yeah. Oh my. Oh, Peggy, it’s a shame this had to happen. Look at this place. Yeah. We had so many wonderful times here. Tom and Alice were like family to me when I first arrived from Colorado.

And Tom welcomed me to the hospital. It was I’m so grateful. And you were treating Mickey at Bayview. You were, and you still are the best. You know, I still remember the first time I stepped foot in this house. Mickey is beginning to overcome his fear of the outside world. Keeping his promise to Maggie, taking her dancing after all this time.

She was so thrilled. A young woman like that, waiting for a man who is no longer the same man she married. It takes courage. Maggie knows there are no guarantees. I hope so. See, Mickey is going through a period of sorting out his life. He’s keeping some things and he’s discarding others. And how long do you think that will take?

Depends on Mickey. Could be weeks, months. In some cases, it’s years. But there is one thing that I’m sure of. Mickey is showing definite signs of progress. You saved Mickey. We were all grateful for that. And here we are, 40 years later, standing in front of the most iconic chair in all of Salem.

Hard to believe it’s been nearly 30 years since we lived next door.

Well, at least the fire didn’t spread that far, because We sure had some good times on that porch, didn’t we, Doc?

Oh, wow. Dad, everything’s burnt. Yeah.

Look at this. Hi, little man. How you doing? Hey, um, uh, Thomas, why don’t you take, uh, Lucas upstairs to your bedroom to check it out, okay? It’s too dangerous to do by yourself. Alright, we can do that. Leo Stark is here. Oh, and don’t come down until he’s gone. Okay, thanks. Come on.

Chad. Hey. I hope it’s okay. I took some photos outside. Yeah. Yeah, all good.

Leo Star? What are you doing here? He’s, he’s, he’s not here as Lady Whistleblower. He’s just, um, he wants to learn about the Horton family history. Uh, the Hortons have long been known as the first family of Salem. Would you do me the honor of telling me about them?

My, you look as pretty as a picture sitting there. Aren’t you the sweet talker? No, no, don’t get up. I’m coming. What do we have today? Tommy and Addie have kept me so busy this morning. I had to make one of those new macaroni and cheese meals right out of the box. Now don’t you tell my mother. How did you hide it from her when she came by to babysit?

It wasn’t easy. As you know, she likes to offer her opinions on my cooking and cleaning. Well, don’t change a thing for me. I think your ace is at taking care of our family of four. Actually, our little family of five. Are you? Holy smokes! Oh, it’s wonderful. It better not be twins this time. Three babies will be more than enough to handle.

Three youngsters in a little apartment. Well, now we have to move. And I hear those houses across the street, we’re back in production soon. They’re too expensive, Tom. We don’t need a house. We’ll manage. You’re right, darling Alice. Of course. You’re right.

So, the Horton family history in Salem begins with my grandparents. They were teenage sweethearts. Indeed they were. And they got married March 7th. 1930. Right here in Salem. Yes, darling, he did. Uh, my grandpa Tom was a medical student at the time, uh, at the university. And, uh, it was the Depression. The two of them lived in a tiny little apartment.

They didn’t get this house until they started their family. And the family started with my mother Addie and her brother Tom. Uh, they were twins. Uh, next comes, well Uncle Mickey, who became a very prominent lawyer in Salem. And he was married, first to Laura, and then to our darling Maggie. After that comes Bill.

Now he is the father of Jennifer and Michael and Lucas. And Bill was the one that brought me here to Salem. We met in prison, where I was being held. For being a con man. The plot thickens. Yes, yes. Well, Once he met the Hortons, the leopard changed his spots. Yes, then comes Aunt Marie, and Marie became a nun after she fell in love with a stranger in town who in time turned out to be her her brother, long lost in the Korean War.

The brother, Tommy. Brother and sister? Wow. Very Game of Thrones. Yes, well, I’m sure if we told you all about the Hortons, we would be here until Christmas. Of 2025. So, when do you join the picture? Well, my mother had, my mother Addie, had me and my brother Stephen by my father, Ben Olson. He passed away. Then after that, she was a widow for a while and then my mother remarried.

And she married me. After mother died, well, I’d always been crazy about Doug. And so, here we are. And we’ve been together ever since. The Wharton’s had their share of drama, Leo. They had mental illness, addiction, infidelity. Stranglers, stalkers, even demon possession. Yes. Yes, yes, but we rose above all of that, you see.

I, I think it was because of the, of the legacy of love that was passed on to us by Tom and Alice. Yeah. Tell them about the song. Their, their song. Well, why don’t you just sing a few bars instead? Oh, yes, please do. Oh, please. I’ll be loving. You always win with the love. The true always. Not for just an hour.

Not not just a day. Not for just a year, but.

Let me guess, is it called Always? Yes, by Irving Berlin, yes. This is an amazing story, truly. Would you mind if I wrote something for the Spectator about your family history? I promise I will do the Hortons justice. All right, as long as Chad approves the final version. It’s a deal. Thank you. Thank you all. I really appreciate you sharing with me, especially during this time.

I’ll show you one.

I’ll be loving you. Always with the love is true. Always. Not for just an hour. An hour, right? No, for just a.

Oh,

darling.

Okay, well, all the, uh, appliances will need to be replaced and rewired, but no worries. The insurance will cover it. Um, are Lucas and Thomas, are they still upstairs? Yeah, they’re still seeing what toys they can salvage. Oh, I know. I don’t, I don’t hold on, uh, hold on to too much hope, though. The kids are tough.

They’re gonna be alright. You know. I’m gonna have to lose an abbey, you know what that says. As sad as it is, and as terrified as we all were about the fire, it’s At the day, it’s just things. It’s just material possessions. Yeah. Hey, hey, hey! Look what we found down in the cellar! The ornaments are safe! I was praying that they were These are irreplaceable.

We’re so fortunate, aren’t we, Alice? So many suffering all around us. And I feel bad that I’m not doing my part to help ease that suffering. So, I was thinking that maybe someday, when the kids are all off at school and you’re busy taking care of the sick at the hospital, I could run a center to help people in need.

What a swell idea. And knowing you, I suspect it’ll happen. I appreciate your faith in me. Well, I just know when you set your mind to something, it always happens. And speaking of that, I actually have something I want to show you. I was going to wait until we got home, but you know how impatient I am.

Oh my. Look at those. I had them made for the children too. One for Tommy, and Addie, and Mickey. So, we can make it a tradition. Every Christmas, we’ll put these ornaments on our tree. And, maybe someday, we’ll add ornaments for our grandchildren. And even our great grandchildren. Well then, we’re gonna need a bigger tree.

And a very big house. Oh, oh, are they all in this good condition? Crazy, huh? They look perfect. Without a crack in any of them. Oh boy. Oh, I can’t wait to tell Doug. Where is he? Um, next door. Talking to Dan and Dave, our neighbors. He had to catch up. You know, everything, you know. Julie? Look at these.

God is good. Yes. Tom and I want you and Bo to put this on the tree. It’s for a new great grandchild we’re going to bring another time. I

love you, Tom. The Horton family tradition, it can live on. From the first five ornaments, Tom and Alice, Addie, Tommy, and Mickey. To our newest Wharton, my granddaughter, Victoria. Ah. Yes. What a legacy.

I didn’t expect to see you here. Well, I missed my family, so. Hey, Thomas, stop. Put that down. Thomas. Thomas. I’m gonna count to three. One, two, One, two, pitch!

What is it? Yeah.

It’s a time capsule. Placed by Alice Horton, 1966. With all my love, to be open on or after 2016.

I got Tommy one of those flying planes. It’s supposed to be crash proof, but I’ll believe it when I see it. And I found that Shirley Temple doll for Addie. Jeez, what a search that was. And Oh. Oh, Tom. The house is sold. You seem disappointed. I am, actually. I admit that secretly, I wish we would live there one day.

Yes, well, sometimes wishes do come true.

Alice, my very generous father in law gave us the down payment. The house, it’s ours. What? The house? The house is ours! Oh, Tom! Oh, Tom, it’s ours! Oh, the house is ours!

Well, I’m dying to know what’s in it. What would Al put the time caps in? Hey, inquiring minds want to know. Well, at this rate, I’m not sure we’ll ever know. Ah, let’s not give up just yet. Get a hammer.

Let’s go out.

Maggie? You alright? Oh, I was just thinking. I was sitting in this very room when Tom passed away. Alice was in her chair. And Mickey and I were still together. My grandmother. She was the strongest one of all. She still inspires me. Everything she said about their life together, still gets me teary. Yet after everyone was gone, she and I, we were here, alone.

I’ll, uh, clear out these dishes to the kitchen for you, okay? I like it. Thank you. In

every small town, there is a place, a centerpiece, where townspeople gather to laugh, to cry, and to celebrate. In Salem, that place is 545 Sycamore Street, the home of Tom and Alice Horton. Most Salemites are familiar with Tom and Alice. After all, our town square is named after them. As lifelong residents, the Hortons taught their five children the value of community, compassion, resilience, and most of all, love of family and friends.

These principles were passed down to Tom and Alice’s ten grandchildren, their fifteen great grandchildren, and now great great grandchildren, with the legacy ever expanding. So many more of our townsfolk have been blessed to be welcomed into the Horton Fold as extended family. Many of them still visit the Horton House today to bask in the aura that lingers from the days of Tom and Alice.

That is, until some malicious malfeasant tried to incinerate their legacy by setting fire to this historic structure. But today, as I sat with the family in their charred living room, it was clear to me. The arsonist failed in his mission. For it is clear. Theirs is a legacy that can never be destroyed. It lives on in every kind word, every good deed, every heartfelt embrace extended by this family.

Indeed, Tom and Alice’s legacy has only grown stronger as the family unites with a commitment to rebuild and the hope for new beginnings. Tom and Alice Horton, thank you. 545 Sycamore Street. Salem loves you.

Oh, Tom. It’s more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Welcome to our new house, Alice. Oh, no. It is so much more than that. A house is made of brick and stone, but only love can make a home.

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Catching some Z’s, huh, Mama? Well, she has been asleep since you left. her. I really needed that shower. And what would you thank me for? There’s nothing in the world I’d rather do than be here beside your Mama. Yeah. I do know that. Well, I’m glad you got a break. When are you going to take one? Well, I don’t know.

At, uh, at some point. Here you go. Mom and

I used to do this all the time when I was a little kid.

She’d tell me that this is what mama goats did with their baby goats.

You know, I keep on thinking about all the wisdom that mama and big mama have given me over the years about dealing with tough times. And the thing that just keeps coming back to me is mama telling me Darling, you can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust yourselves to make sure you always reach your destination.

I like that. And another one that I keep thinking of that Mama told me recently was, do not let your pain and your struggle make you a victim. You let your battle make you someone else’s hero. Your mama. Your mama’s my hero.

Mine too.

Well, look who it is, Monfee. Dad, hey. You look knackered, my boy. I know it’s a lot there at the hospital, isn’t it? Uh, yeah. Yeah, it is. Um, I can, I can see you’re busy though, so I will, um, That won’t bother you. Oh, no, no, no, no. No, no bother. No bother at all. I’m just trying to tie up some loose ends, making sure a multinational corporation remains solvent.

All right. Johnny! Nicole, you’re home! Yeah, I am. Oh, hey, hi! It is, wow, it is, it’s great to see you. Thanks, you too. Although, you look like you could use a good night’s sleep. Uh, yeah, I definitely could. Um, house? Holly. Well, she’s She’s upstairs in her room. You can go see for yourself. Uh

Hey! You got the gold, too? Sure did. How are the kids? Must be, uh, rough. Yeah, you know, her, um, she’s still trying to process everything. Turns out they have, uh, some unique coping strategies. Tom’s created a 12 point fire safety plan for Maggie’s place. Think it’s his way to, you know, try to gain control. Yeah, I understand that.

Tom, what about you? How you doing? Yeah, good. Just, uh, been dealing with insurance adjusters, talking to, uh, contractors about repairs, and spending whole afternoons listening to that, uh, two hour on hold jingle. It’s wonderful. Anyway, what do you think this meeting’s about? Uh, something about Lucas Horton, that’s all I was told.

Well, um, beyond the, uh, Spectator article, which has turned out to be a bit controversial, I don’t know, uh, I don’t know what point they would have to talk to us. Yeah. No idea. Um, Off the topic of this, um, upcoming interrogation, uh, have you, uh, have you talked to Stephanie lately? No, why? Um, I guess there’s, there’s something that I want you to hear straight from me.

Um, Gentlemen? Gina. Why are we here? Is this about the uh, Lucas Horton article? This is about the attempted murder of Lucas Horton.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. So

someone tried to kill Lucas? Is he, is he okay? He is fine. Fortunately. The investigation is still in its fact gathering phase. I don’t understand. How did this story not leak? You think you’re the only one who can keep a secret? Well, that’s kind of funny. You can say on PD’s history of leaking information.

What I can tell you is that the shooting occurred the same night that Detective Michaels was hit. Okay, so also the same night as the fire. Yes. The gunman broke into the Brady Pub, opened fire in Harris room, where Lucas was being held. And the reason the two of you are here is because only a very small and selective group of people knew Lucas location.

Harris, Roman, Kate, and the two of you. Which means that one of the aforementioned people gave up Lucas location. And we are determined to find out who that was.

Oh, well, that’s a pretty limited selection of books at the library, if you can call it that. No, no pride in the prejudice. You know, that’s Mama’s favorite. No, just some 20 year old travel guides and some cookbooks. And she’s still asleep, I see. Yeah. Yeah, Kayla said that, um, she may not wake up for a while because of the medication.

You know, I keep thinking that we were so worried about the cancer and now,

you know. Mama has said to me a lot over the years, whenever I’ve done something stupid, she would say, Chanel, you’re gonna give your mama a heart attack.

And I bet she won’t be making that joke anymore. No, I don’t think she will. Oh, Abe, after everything Mama’s gone through, then Yes. That’s been a lot. It’s been a lot. But you know, your mother’s favorite expression, God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle. Right. And Mama can handle anything that’s thrown her way.

Isn’t that right, Mama? You can handle anything. And then some. You’re gonna make it through this.

Holly’s home? Since when? Since late afternoon yesterday, the doctors in Italy were confident that she could handle the flight back home with her mother, of course, and that the best situation for her right now is to be in her own bed, in her own home, under the supervision of her doctors here in Salem, of course.

Right, but, I mean, I’m assuming that since the doctors over there allowed her to fly all the way over here and be in a Non hospital setting, that means she’s on the mend, right? Well, she’s breathing on her own, so yes, that is a good sign. And thank God EJ had a positive experience with those doctors in Italy.

Worked miracles for him and were able to bring Holly to the stage of her recovery. That’s just, I mean, that’s great. So, what are next steps? So, the next step is to remain hopeful that she will Open her eyes and smile that big smile and then immediately ask for her phone so she can check her texts and emails.

Exactly. Well, whatever the case, I’m just, I’m glad you guys are both home. As am I. I’m ecstatic. Um, EJ’s been filling me in on everything, and how did Paulina’s thyroid surgery go? Um, yeah, it was successful. So that’s good. They got all the cancer out. There was no metastasis. However, she did have a heart attack.

What? Yeah. My God. At the end of her But, fortunately, she was already in the hospital, so they were able to treat her quickly. She had an angioplasty to unblock a coronary artery, and I guess they’re saying she’s in stable condition. Thank God for that. Tony, if there’s anything that she needs, or any of you need, please don’t hesitate to ask us, okay?

Yeah, I will. Um Also, I do have some, some other news that happened at the hospital earlier today.

Need we have a stiff drink at the ready for this other news? Um, more like champagne. See, as of now, Chanel and I are, uh, husband and wife. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what? When, when did this happen and where? It happened at the hospital. Uh, you know, we both knew how important the wedding ceremony was to Paulina, so we just had it at her bedside.

Well, that’s perfect. Paulina must’ve been thrilled. Yes, she was a very happy mother of the bride. Well, how is she doing? She’s resting. You know, just, uh, waiting to see what the next steps are in her recovery. Well, we will be praying for her. And Johnny, I’m so happy for you and Janelle. Thank you. Thank you.

And I am very, very happy for you as well, son. Just a little bit hurt that Nicole and I weren’t invited to the wedding. Yeah, well, look, I know. I am sorry. Okay, it’s just, we knew too much excitement probably wasn’t very good for Paulina, so we wanted to keep it limited to just Abe, Chanel, and me. I understand, and I’m just teasing you.

And look, son, I know that I haven’t been supportive in the past about your relationship with Chanel, but I see how much she improves your life. And that you two, uh, you complement each other. And I love that. You have my blessing. Well, thank you dad, that means a lot. It does. So I assume you and Chanel would like to move into one of the wings of the house?

Oh, or, or, maybe they want to become um, Oh god, what is, what’s that phrase? Digital nomads? You know where they travel the world? Oh yes, yes, I see that thing on the phone. Um, yeah, no. No? No traveling the world. Anytime soon, anyway. I think it’d be a little difficult for Chanel to run the bakery digitally, Shaq.

Oh, true. Yeah, that really wouldn’t work. Mm hmm. And as for our living situation, honestly, we haven’t even had a chance to talk about it. I mean, we’ve been so preoccupied. With Paulina’s health issues. I mean, honestly, Chanel hasn’t even left the hospital since the wedding. Other than a quick shower and she’s gone out to the parking lot to get a breath of fresh air.

Yeah, well, obviously, you, you have a lot going on. And if you two do change your mind about the living situation, even just temporarily, just say the word and we’ll have a space prepared for you. Thank you. I appreciate that. But, I have a feeling we’re gonna want a place of our own. I understand the thought.

And congratulations again. Thanks, Dad. I love you, son. I love you, too.

Um, now, if it’s okay with you guys, can I go see Holly? Yes, yes, of course. I’m sure she would love a visitor. There’s no way that either one of us would compromise Lucas. First of all, he was Abigail’s uncle. Why would I put my own family at risk? I don’t know, Mr. DiMera. But all I know is that some people don’t view family the way most of us do.

Detective Hunter, surely you can see that it doesn’t make any sense for us to betray Lucas Horton. Especially when he provided us valuable information in the hopes of thwarting the drug trade in Salem. Yeah, I mean, what purpose would it serve? Um, I don’t know, that’s why we’re having this little chat right now.

So let’s go back to the interview, okay? How did you contact Mr. Horton? We didn’t, he called us. Who did he call, specifically? Me.

Okay, well, who was present when you took Mr. Horton’s call? It was only me and, and Everett when we got the call at the office. Who did you tell about the call? Like I said, only Everett. And I only found out who we were going to meet once we were actually leaving for the pub. I can assure you, Detective Hunter, that Everett and I were the only two people that knew about Lucas location.

Let’s get back to the call from Mr. Horton. You say you were in the office, Mr. DiMera? Was anyone else aside from this man in the office with you? Was it possible that maybe somebody overheard you, like a janitor, delivery guy? No. No, everybody had gone home for the night. You sure about that? Mr. Stein? Lynch.

Okay, well forgive me, but your word really doesn’t mean much to me now. Okay, look, I really don’t understand why you’re being so hostile. Here, alright, so, let me repeat. The office was empty when I got the call from Lucas. Except for me, Everett, and some, some, some wheat drip coffee. We left, no one followed us.

No one knew where we were going. We didn’t tell anyone where we were going. Okay, we never compromised the source. It just, it wouldn’t happen. So you say. And yet, right after you saw Lucas at the Brady Pub, you paid Clyde Weston a visit at Statesville. Care to explain?

No. Oh, Kayla, Kayla. Thank you. Thank you for everything you’re doing. And everything you’ve done. Well, there are no thanks necessary. It’s my job. And I care about all of you so much. So how are you doing? Well, moment to moment. Oh, and, and thank you. Uh, I downloaded that mindfulness app that you recommended.

Great. Well, I hope it’s helpful. Chanel, how are you doing? Oh, I, I’m, I’m good. I’m, I’m fine. I’m just I’m grateful that Mama has so many amazing people in her life. Well, she is lucky to have a devoted daughter like you. Well, how is she doing, Kayla? Well, her stats are just as expected. Okay, so she’s getting better then?

She’s gonna make a full recovery? Well, there is something that I’d like to talk to the two of you about. Some good news and some not so good news.

Why don’t we start with the good news? That’s what I thought. Well, as you both know, the thyroidectomy was a success. And based on all of the follow up tests and the lab samples, etc., Paulina’s recovery from surgery is progressing just as we had hoped. So, the surgery wasn’t the cause of the heart attack?

No, it was not. And, um, in regards to the heart attack, we are so lucky that your mother was here so that we could do an angioplasty immediately and put the stent in place. But even so, after a heart attack, there is damage to the heart when it has lost its blood supply. And as it heals, it can form scar tissue.

So that’s a bad thing? Well, scar tissue does not constrict or pump blood as efficiently as healthy heart tissue. So, what, what does all that mean? Well, basically it means that Pauline is going to have a long road to recovery. I’m going to set her up with cardiac rehab today. But even so, that, that may not be enough.

What do you mean not enough? Well, why don’t we wait and see how the rehab goes. Given the degree of damage and scar tissue in Paulina’s case, she may need a heart transplant.

What’s going on here?

Hey, Holly.

We missed you around here, kiddo.

Hasn’t been the same without you. Personally, I missed the, um, That, uh, mouth watering smell of those macaroons Chef was always making for you. Just, uh, coming in the door. You know, seeing you with your sketchbook out. You know, your headphones on, mouthing the words to some Adele song. It’s all in the zone.

So peaceful.

Hey, you know, I Just remembered that we are way past due for that, uh, fencing lesson. Hmm? We gotta get that next one in.

I miss you so much, Holly.

And things are, um, A little hectic right now. But I’m gonna be back to visit you soon. Real soon. I promise.

Please, go ahead. Uh, yes, uh, Chad and I did go to see Clyde Weston, but not because we are co conspirators in some intricate murder plot. Uh, we wanted to talk to him because we were doing an article. We are journalists. Right. The article that was, oh, oh yes, uh, the one that was going to implicate Mr. Clyde Weston as the ringleader of the Salem drug trade.

Hello, Mr. Nixon. Oh, yes, it’s Woodward and Bernstein calling from the Post. How are you? Okay, um, whatever that was. Listen, the only thing that we wanted to do was write a comprehensive article with a diversity of voices and viewpoints. So we went to confirm some facts. We were hoping Clyde was willing to talk, but let me ask you something, Detective Hunter.

Do you really think that I would have the slightest desire to be in the same room as the man who murdered my wife? The only thing I want for that son of a bitch is pain and sorrow. I get that. I understand that your history with Clyde Weston is very tragic. For that, I am sorry that I have to ask. It’s fine.

You’re doing your job, I guess. What about you? What’s your connection to Clyde Weston? Matter of fact, it’s hard to really tell who you have a connection with nowadays. Mr. Stein? The name is Lynch, and no, I don’t have any connection with Clyde Weston, for which I am grateful, given that he is a homicidal maniac.

Yeah, well, see, you spoke with Clyde Weston, and then you visited him. And then afterwards, Lucas Horton’s safe house was compromised. Yes, and as I think we’ve made clear many times, not by us.

Well, as you might guess, your word means absolutely nothing to me. Nothing. So I’m gonna sit here, patiently, calmly, until one of you tells me something that I can actually believe.

I, uh, I hope she heard all that stuff. I was telling her about how much we miss her. I’m sure she did. You know, I read that when you talk to someone you love and touch them when they’re in a coma, it helps their recovery. Yeah. I can’t help but, but think that if I had just talked to her more, before, This happened, you know, or listened better.

I, I mean, I, I knew she had this, this crush that Johnny, Johnny, stop. Listen, what you did or, or did not do, it, it didn’t cause any of this. Of course not. The only one to blame here is Tate Black. Alright, EJ. Please.

For Holly’s sake, no, no negative talk, okay? When we’re around her, let’s just talk about how much we love her and how much we need her to come back to us.

Mama, you’re late. Barely. How are you feeling, Paulina? I feel like I was hit by a freight train. Well, that’s to be expected. Enough about me. How are you, my darling daughter? Oh, I, I’m doing good. How’s married life treating you? The first few hours have been perfect. Yeah, everything except for honeymooning at the hospital, right?

No, we are fine with that. Okay? We just want to be close to you.

Yeah, you should get your mom some ice chips, okay? I love you, Mama. I love you too, baby girl.

I want to give you two a little time to think. I’ll circle back, alright? Thank you, Kim. Yeah. Well You gave us quite a scare there, Miss Paulina. Sorry about that. You know, you can’t leave us now. Oh. No. Especially now that we just got back together again. Listen to me. Nobody’s leaving anybody. Oh, I love you to the moon and back, Abrahamcock.

What plan I’m doing that for? Very long time.

I’m going to ask you both to stay here while I make a couple of phone calls.

I had no idea someone came after Lucas. Yeah, I know. And on the same night that all sorts of other hell was breaking loose. It’s, it’s a little suspicious, no? Why the hell is Jada pointing the finger at us? More importantly, why is she coming after you so hard? Calling you by the wrong name, giving you dirty looks.

It’s like she’s relishing it. You know, the idea of taking you down. Yeah, um, There’s something I need to tell you, Chad.

So, how does it feel to be a married man again? It feels terrific. Um, yeah, Chanel is, you know, Chanel’s a catch. I’m a lucky guy. Oh, well, Chanel is a lucky girl. Thank you. Mm hmm. Well, I had better get up and get changed and head back to the hospital, but it was really great to visit with Holly and with you.

Nicole, I know this guy right here has really missed you. Well, I’ve missed you both very much. And please, son, if there’s anything you need day or night, let us know. And we will be praying for Apollina. Thank you. I mean, I know that you have a full plate yourself, so Hey. You’re my son, and I’m here for you no matter what.

Love you. Love you, too.

So, what do you need, my love? You need a pillow? Or a blanket? No, I need What I need Abraham, I need you to listen to me. Just sit down. Sit down. Sit down and listen to me. I need to say a couple of things to you before I close my eyes again. I need you to promise me something. Oh, come on, sweetheart. You know, you, you, you just don’t, I need you to promise me that you’ll take care of my girls.

I need you to promise that no matter what happens, that you’ll, you’ll be there for them. Of course I will. Of course. No, promise me now. Promise me, Abraham. Sweetheart, I promise. But I need you to listen to me. I need you to listen to me, Paulina Carver. Now you’re going to be there for your girls. And you’re going to be there for their children as well.

And I am going to be there right by your side. And that’s a promise that I make.

So, what you’re telling me is your name is not actually Everett Lynch. I’m telling you that I apparently have gone by another name in the past. It doesn’t make any sense, Chad. Honestly, um, but the fact is that there There are things that I, that I don’t remember from before the accident. Yeah, but, but see you You remembered Stephanie, yeah?

And, um, you, you remembered how crazy you were about her. You remembered, you remembered her enough to track her down to Salem and worm your way back into her life. Worm? Yes, I, I, I remembered Stephanie. I remembered how much I loved her. Yes. Okay. That’s what you’re talking about. Yeah, that’s exactly what I’m talking about.

But, but, but hold, just cause, hold on a sec, cause my mind Um, is, is, uh, spinning a little bit. So you, so you, you remembered Stephanie, but you didn’t remember your wife. Okay, I was, I was never married! I was never married! At least, I don’t

I don’t recall ever having been married. Besides which, Jade and Bobby, you know, they got divorced. Jade and Bobby. Bobby. Like Bobby Stein, that’s why she kept calling you Mr. Stein. Yes. Yeah. She’s obviously very angry. Yeah! No, I wonder why! You know what? I don’t believe a word that you say. You’ve been lying since you came to Salem.

Whatever, Everett, Bobby, whatever the hell your name is. Everett Lynch. Yeah, okay, Bobby, Bobby. My name is Everett Lynch. Okay, whatever, Bobby. Listen, okay, how did Stephanie react to this, huh? How does she react to the fact that the guy that ghosted her in Seattle, who broke her heart, tracked her down, just to break her heart again?

Huh? Stephanie and I are dealing with this on our own, okay? I love her, and she knows that. You love her? Yes. You love her? Yes. We don’t even know who you really are!

You know, and I, and I, and I shouldn’t know because, you never respected my relationship with her, okay? You knew her and I were involved. And you just, you just happily snaked your way in there and ruined it for us. You did that all on your own, pal. What’d you just say to me? Don’t blame me for your breakup with Stephanie!

You did that on your own. You told her that you weren’t ready for a commitment or whatever the hell you said because you were still grieving your late wife. Which, by the way, I think you still are. Shut up. Don’t blame your breakup on me. Shut up! What I needed was some time, okay? And she made her decision.

It is what it is. But what Stephanie didn’t need was her psychopath ex boyfriend infiltrating back in, making her think that he was willing to commit, when really, he’s a fraud. What is going on here? Uh Not him, just, uh, you know, your friend Bobby and I here. We’re having a talk. Okay, so I guess this turned into story time while I was gone.

Yeah, look, um, Whatever he put you through, I’m sorry. Listen, for what it’s worth, I’m glad that you know the truth about your colleague. Yeah, um,

You make me sick. Are we done here? Yes. For now. But a word of advice to both of you. Don’t leave town. Salem’s my home. I’m not going anywhere.

Belle! How are you doing? Oh, uh, As well as can be expected. It’s kinda hard not to worry. I know. But your mother is one of the toughest women I know. She’s gonna pull through this. And she raised a very strong daughter. I’ll see you.

Hey. Hey, hey, hey. I’m so glad you’re here. Hey, what’s going on? It’s Mama. She’s not doing too well. And her heart attack, they said that it caused some damage to her heart muscles. And now she may need a heart transplant. Oh, Johnny. I can’t lose her. Okay. Hey, hey, hey. You won’t. You won’t. Hey, hey. Look at me.

Whatever Paulina has to go through, she’s got our support. Okay, she’s got Abe’s support. Look, I was just looking, I saw on the news recently about heart transplants, how successful they are. I mean, people can live for years, years, after a heart transplant. Okay. It’s Eli. What do I say? How do I tell him? All I

can say to you, Detective Hunter,

is I’m sorry that I don’t remember us. Being together.

Your apologies mean nothing to me. So you can stop saying how sorry you are. I just wish What? That I would stop going back. You know, just remembering when we first met. When it was fun and romantic. You know, I met you at the farmer’s market. You came up to me with that stupid, charming smile and you asked me if you should wash prepped tomatoes before you ate them.

Not the worst line in the world. Listen, Jada, I am genuinely Trying to make things right. Okay, I’m, I’m seeing a therapist. Dr. Evans, um, We’re doing this intensive, um, I think it’s called Adaptive Memory Recovery. Anyway, the point is, I want to remember. Alright, I am, I’m trying.

All I want to do is forget. I want to forget I ever met you. I want to forget the good. Definitely the bad. I want to forget it all.

So let’s hope that one of us gets what we want.

Elwin, I was serious. What I said earlier. Don’t even think about leaving Salem.

My dear sweet Abraham. What would I do without you? Well, you never have to find out.

How you feeling, Mama? Oh, better now that the newlyweds are here. Well, the newlyweds have some good news. Oh, you two planned your honeymoon? Oh, well, you know, you know, you need to give me the names of the hotels, and the, I’m going to need the flight numbers, and you need to, oh, you need to talk to my travel aid, you know.

No, no, no, no, no, Mama, Mama, we have not planned our honeymoon yet. But, Eli just called. And Lonnie’s been released. And they’ll be here tomorrow. Oh! Released! Oh! Oh! Praise the lord! Praise the lord! She’s coming home! Oh! Oh!

Can you believe it, honey? We’re home and I know you’re on your way back to us. I can feel it. And I can’t wait to see those big beautiful eyes and your happy smile. I’m so lucky to be your mama.

You make me a better person, sweetheart. You’ve made such progress, honey. And that’s because you have that fighting spirit just like your mom. And so we know that very soon you’ll awake, and we will surely embarrass you with all the affection and attention. Because we’ll be just thrilled to have our precious Holly back.

Goodnight,

my love. Oh,

I’m sorry, ma’am. Ma’am? Oh, yeah, Kristen, huh? Yeah, it’s Kristen. I did not know that was you. I’m sorry. Oh, well, now that you do, maybe you could call me. Yes, absolutely. Uh, my head was someplace else. Anyway, it was good to run into you. Yeah, literally. Uh, so tell me, uh, what’s got you so hyper focused? Uh, it’s nothing.

Yeah, let me guess. Does it have to do with one Jeannie Teresa Donovan? No kidding? Is that really her name? Oh my god, you guys are that close, huh? I mean, we were until recently. She just moved out. Back with Brady. Excuse me? Yeah, she moved back out of the townhouse. With Brady. Ah. A little cream and two sugars, right?

Thank you. Yes. Thank you for letting me shack up here, again. Well, Tate’s room is just sitting there empty anyway. You know what makes me feel close to him? Just being in his room. Especially after that nightmare visit. You know, they say that every teenage boy at one point in time just tells his parents that he hates them.

You know, that’s, that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. Do you think it was just a rant, like pent up frustrations? I think he’s got a reason to be frustrated, right? Yeah, but not to take it out on us.

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Okay. We should have the CT results back shortly. How’s the headache? It’s gone. The dizziness? The lightheadedness? I feel totally fine now. Great. Oh, sorry. Excuse me. Uh, I’ve got an emergency. I’ve got to run. But just sit tight and somebody will come in and relieve me, okay? Thanks, Mom. Absolutely. Thanks, Dr.

Johnson. Sure, I’m just glad you’re feeling better. You scared me, Everett. Yeah, I scared myself.

I just, I wish to hell I knew what was going on with me. Whatever it is, I’m sure my mom will figure it out. How

long do you think we’ve been in here? It’s hard to tell without phones or windows, and of course my watch is dead, so I’d say a day or two. It feels like a lot longer than that. Justin, I feel like, like it’s getting smaller in here, like, like the walls are closing in. You feel that too, right? No, not really.

Honey, are you okay? I’m I don’t know, I I’m sorry. Maybe you should sit back down for a minute. No, I’m worse off like I thought I was going to throw up. Hey, hey. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. Harris. Harris, my man. Can you open your eyes for me?

Hey. Hey. Welcome back, buddy. Hey. Welcome back.

Nurse, excuse me. Um, what’s happening? Detective Michaels is responsive. He’s definitely waking up. Oh, thank God. Thank God. Oh, God, you know, I, I finally, I finally talked Rafe into letting me go in and talk to him. And then when I was in there, he just, he opened his eyes and then of course I told the nurse and then they, they, they kicked me out, but, oh my God, Stephen, what?

I bet that Harris is going to have a great idea as to where we could find Tripp. Paris waking up could be the answer to all of our prayers. No. No?

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Windy, Windy, Windy. Hey, I’m right, I’m right here. just try to take nice and deep, slow breaths with me, okay? Like, hey, look at me in the eyes, look at me in the eyes. Focus on, it’s good to focus on something. I know, I know. Look at me in the eyes. It’s good to focus on something. There you go, good. Alright, now breathe in and out.

Nice and slow. There you go, there you go. In. Out, okay. Breathe with me. In. And now, there you go, now is that better? Okay, okay, keep breathing, keep breathing. Oh. Okay, I think it’s working. You’re going to be okay. You’re going to be okay. I’m right here. I’m right here for you. I’m not going anywhere. Okay? All right, this is all gonna be over soon.

It’s gotta be. Hello, it’s Stephanie. Marlena, hi. This is Everett Lynch. Everett, this is Dr. Marlena Evans. Nice to meet you, Dr. Evans. Nice to meet you, too, Everett. Dr. Johnson has asked me to take over your case. And, of course, she will continue conferring with me on everything that’s changing. Okay. I was given your CAT scan.

There is evidence of traumatic brain injury. Okay. Yeah. I, I’d like to, uh, hear what’s been happening with you. So we’ll have some idea how to treat you. Did you just say that it’s not good that Harris is waking up? What the hell, Stefan? You What are you

Well, did you say it or not? No, I I mean, yes, I did say it, but I was more thinking about Clyde and how he’s gonna react when he finds out that Harris is awake. He’s obviously not gonna be happy. Okay, well, screw Clyde, okay? Seriously, Stefan. Why the hell should I worry about how, how Clyde is gonna take Harris coming out of his coma?

And why the hell should you?

Hey. Kayla. So you were here when Harris opened his eyes? Yeah, I was. And, um, he looked at me for a while. But he didn’t say anything? No. Let me see. Okay. Uh, Harris. Harris. Can you open your eyes for me?

There you go. There you go. Do you know who I am? Kayla. That’s right. I am. And you, Detective Michaels. Are back. Thank God. Where

am I? What’s going on? You’re in the hospital. You are safe. And you’re in good hands.

What happened? You don’t remember?

You were shocked, and you’ve been in a coma quite some time. Gave us all quite a scare. God, what is

taking so long? Kayla’s probably got a hundred tests she’s gotta run. Yeah, well surely someone could come out and tell us what’s happening. They got protocols. Look, I gotta get going, okay? So why don’t you just text me if you hear anything. Okay, are you kidding? Don’t leave. Yeah, don’t leave. How about if nobody goes anywhere?

Good, your breathing is stabilized. How do you feel? Mostly tired. A little woozy. Definitely better, though. What happened to me? Well, I think you had a panic attack. Have you ever dealt with claustrophobia before? Not that I remember nothing like this, that’s for sure.

Thank you for talking me down. Anytime.

You remember when I was in total claustrophobic panic mode? And you told me that you weren’t going anywhere. I’m not. Yeah. You kind of don’t have a choice. It’s true. Yeah, but even if I did have a choice, there’s no place I’d rather be than just wherever you are. Indeed.

Uh, well, Stephanie and I and Grace. We were, we were at the Brady Pub waiting for, um, Jada to arrive. Yeah, and I suggested that we have a double date with Jada and Rafe. So that they could meet Everett. Um, Jada. So that Jada could Anyway, uh, Rafe already had. Well, she was, she was later than, than the three of us.

And, um, when she came in and she saw me, Uh, she just, uh, just totally lost it, you know. Um, she was very angry. Enraged, you might say. Uh, you know, she thought that I was her ex husband. She accused me of lying, um, went on about how I, How I cheated on her and, and nothing that I said could convince her that I, that I wasn’t her ex.

Jada and I, we grew up together. Our parents were all friends. And we just recently started getting close. So she told me about her ex. How she’d been terribly hurt by him. She’d found out that he cheated on her. They got in a really big fight, apparently. And after she served him with divorce papers. He disappeared.

Mm hmm. So when she became so angry, how did you react? When she was very confrontational, as I said, and, of course, you know, I was, I was totally thrown. Um, I was upset. Wow. But it’s funny, as, as she was hurling these insults at me, and, and telling me what a horrible, deceitful person that I was, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, you know?

And then, and then she, she showed up. At my, at my door with a, um, A, uh, a fingerprint scanner. Oh. And did that confirm that you were Robert Stein?

I mean, I don’t,

I don’t know how That could be possible, you know, I mean I feel like, uh, I feel like I’m losing my mind. Or maybe I’ve, I’ve already lost it, I don’t know. I swear to you, my name is Everett Lynch, I don’t even know who Robert Stein is.

Stephanie, you said that you and Everett were in a relationship several years ago? Yes, when we were both living in Seattle. And that ended. Why was that?

Everett left one day to go to work and didn’t come back. I thought he’d disappeared on me, ghosted me. But it turns out he was in an accident. I see. A very serious accident, which left him in a coma. I didn’t know that. Until a few months ago, when he came to Salem and found me.

So you have no memory of ever being Bobby Stein? No. Absolutely not. And I don’t ever recall being married. And, uh,

the woman, I don’t ever remember Dr. Evans, how is it possible that Everett remembers some things but not others? He remembers me, and his life as Everett Lynch, but not his ex wife. Well, that is possible in some cases. I mean, it’s possible that Everett had dissociative amnesia. Or traumatic amnesia. Those things happen with PTSD.

What, from the, from the accident? Yes. So it really is possible that, after the accident, Everett’s brain turned off the memories of being Robert Stein? Yes, that’s possible.

I mean, uh, just when I thought I was getting my life back together with the woman that I love. Just when I thought that the nightmare Of that accident of being trapped in an unconscious state for a year, being separated from Stephanie, just when I thought all of that was behind me and I could finally start living the life that I’ve always wanted to live.

Then I find out

Go on. I mean, is it possible? Could it be true that, that, that I’m not who I thought I was? That I’m, that I’m someone who, who cheated on his wife? Who lied to her? Was, was cruel to her? Could it be true that That I Am Bobby Stein?

Well, it’s probably pretty late. I don’t think I’ll be able to go to sleep. What about you? Definitely not. I guess we could swap stories from the past. What kind of stories? Anything. You know, you haven’t really shared that much of your childhood with me. There’s not much to tell. I mean, I, I was, I was born in Hong Kong, as you know.

And then I lived, I lived there for about six years. And then we moved to India for my father’s business. What was that like? Uh, you know, it was a tough adjustment at first. But I grew to love it. I mean, you know, I was a tomboy back then, and I was pretty athletic, and I preferred hanging out with the guys.

Well, you know, we can be pretty fun, us guys. Yeah, I definitely thought so at the time.

And then there was this one guy, Samir. He ended up being my best friend. And when we went rock climbing, and then he taught me how to skateboard. He was an amazing skateboarder. No, I’m serious. Like, he did all sorts of tricks. Like the dolphin flip and the double kickflip. Wow, so was Samir your first crush by chance?

Uh, I was nine, Tripp. Wow, an older man. He was older, yeah, but That was, anyway, that was a long time ago and far away, so Now it’s your turn to tell me more about your childhood. Let me, uh, let me save that for another time. It’s mostly kind of sad, and I think right now we should really stick to the light hearted stuff, you know?

Okay. Um, then how about you tell me a funny story? From like med school days or whatever. Hmm, okay, funny. Okay, med school. Um Okay, I got one. Okay. I was in my second year of med school. I was doing my hospital rotations. Uh huh. And I asked this patient who was complaining about dizziness if she had ever been diagnosed with vertigo.

Her daughter immediately chimed in right away and was like, no, no, no, no, no. She’s a Libra. She was joking, right? No, no, no. She was dead serious. Oh, yeah. Oh, and this, uh, one time This patient came in and she had good news and bad news. Okay. Yeah, and she said, okay. The wonderful medicine that works for my ears, you have no idea.

My ears are clear now. And I said, oh, that’s great. That’s fantastic. Yeah. She said, yeah, but they tasted terrible. Oh, no. Yeah. Oh. She actually swallowed her own eardrops. Yeah, but she felt better, so I mean, whatever. Oh! Oh, and this happened recently, this, uh, uh, I was examining this patient, this sweet, sweet elderly woman who was kind of flirting with me.

Right. And, uh, I lean in to check her eyes. And she looks at me, and she says, very coyly, she says, You look like my third husband. And I said, Wow, third? Okay, well, how many have you had? She said, Two. Wow. Yeah. I love that. I love you. I love you so much. Rafe, um, what’s going on with Harris? Well, he opened his eyes.

And, uh, Kayla’s in there with him now. Okay, look, Ava, I’m sorry, but I really gotta get back to work. Okay, wait, no, no, no. I texted with Elliot. Everything is fine at the bistro. Yeah, I think it’s a good idea that you both stick around, in case Harris has anything to say. Hey. Hey, Caleb. How is he? Well, he’s awake.

He’s talking. His vitals are good. He’s talking. Stefan, he’s talking. Can I see him? Yes, but please keep it short. Yeah, will do. Okay, thank you.

It’s good to have you back, man. Thanks. It’s good to be back. Yeah. Please tell me we got Clyde. No. I wish I could say that. But we’re close. I’ll leave you two alone. Just push the call button if you need anything. Thank you. Can, can you open the blinds for me, please? Oh, absolutely.

You gonna fill me in on what happened? Well, I promised Kayla that I wouldn’t wear you out, so Come on, Rafe, please. Alright, fine. I’ll give you the short version.

So.

Back to us.

Okay. Alright, so I have regaled you with numerous late night school stories. So now it is your turn. My turn? Okay. Uh, let’s see. Actually, I I can’t really think of anything right now, I’m sorry. No, no, that’s, that’s okay. It’s just, I’m trying so hard to be tough about this. You know, to be brave.

But I’m not really succeeding at the moment. I’m scared.

Aren’t you? No. No, I’m not. I’m, uh, I’m angry is what I am. Outraged, actually. No, no. I’m not enjoying our accommodations, obviously. But, uh, no, I, I know that we’re gonna be okay. I know that we’re going to be rescued, and we’re going to be found very soon, okay? And, I’m so grateful that if I am stuck in a beer tank, at least I’m with the person that I love most as well.

I’m grateful for that too. And I’m also grateful that even though you really are scared, You’re acting all brave and tough for me. Okay, yeah, sort of an act, but, uh, what’s the expression, you know, fake it till you make it, right? Right. Right. Well, you’re pretty good at that. I’m impressed. So, you want to give me any tips?

Well, smiling like you are right now, it’s a good start.

At this point, we’re just gathering information. So let’s not get ahead of ourselves with conjecture. I understand. So what’s the next step? Well, I’d like to get a release for you to sign so I can get your medical records from Seattle. Of course. Will you be requesting records for Everett Lynch or Robert Stein?

I think both, if that’s alright with you. Yeah, sure. Okay. Right back.

I don’t know what’s going on here, Stephanie, but I, I swear to you, Robert Stein, he is a stranger to me.

I don’t know what to believe right now. Well, believe this. I love you. I would never hurt you.

This is a lot for both of us to process. Right now I think it’s best that we just wait and see what the doctors say.

And what if, um, what if, what if something’s terribly wrong? You know, like, physically, I mean, what if, um, what if I have like a brain tumor? You just had a CAT scan. They would have found if you had a brain tumor. Let’s not borrow trouble, okay? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry.

All I know is, um,

I don’t know if, if I can I’ll totally be alone right now.

You won’t be. I promise I’ll be there for you. What do

you think Harris is saying to him? Not much from what I can tell. Looks like Rafe’s doing most of the talking. Yeah, come on Rafe. I need to know what happened with Clyde. Yeah, I’m gonna fill you in on all that. First, we need to talk about what happened to you. Kayla said, I was shot. Yeah. I’m assuming you know something about that.

I do. Yeah. Um, it happened at the bistro loading dock. Bistro.

Okay, Kayla didn’t mention that. Alright, well, we were there to meet someone, apparently. We need to find out who that someone was.

Harris, you don’t know who did this to you, you don’t know who shot you.

Thank you. Now that you have assigned their releases, I can begin to familiarize myself with your information. Right. All right. Do you have old friends or, or family members who might be able to fill in some of the blanks for us? Uh, my old editor and, uh, a reporter buddy I, I used to hang out with in Seattle.

Good. And also, when you’re talking to them, they might trigger something, uh, in you, some memory you’d forgotten. I mean, if that happens, please. Call my office at once. Will do. And please do stop by and make a follow up appointment. I think we should start sessions as soon as possible. Oh. You’re a psychiatrist.

Yes. And I’m also going to contact a neurologist. I think it’s important that we have as much information, psychological again, neurologically, as we can about your case, in order to Give you the best diagnosis. Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I, I, um, I understand. And, in your experience, I know you can’t say definitively, but, uh, when you’ve dealt with this sort of an issue, do you think it’s possible that I’ll remember those parts of my life that my, my brain seems to have completely deleted?

I can’t guarantee that. But of course, it’s what we’re all hoping for, isn’t it?

So this, baking it till you make it, is um, actually working better than I thought it would. And I’m gonna sound like a really nerdy doctor here, but the reason is because when you smile, your brain releases these tiny molecules called neuropeptides, and they, uh, help fight off stress. And then later on, other neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins and serotonin, they all come into play later on.

Okay. Okay. So in layman’s terms, smiling can trick you into feeling happier. Right. And on an even happier note, at least we know people are probably looking for us by now. Since I missed my hospital shift. Yeah, and since I’ve missed at least one work day at the police station. Yeah, and our mom is probably going crazy with worry.

She’s probably having my dad work his ass off trying to find us. But how would people know to look for us here? Yeah, that, I, uh, I don’t know. Pretty desolate area. Yeah, the old brewery by the airport. Tripp, it seems the only way we’re going to get out of here is if we find a way out ourselves. I know, but we’ve already tried to escape out of all the obvious ways we’re going to think outside the box.

Yeah, we are. And with big smiles on our faces, right? Right. Because we believe we can do this. Because we are clever, and resourceful, and you Are incredibly strong, and valiant, and fearless, and, and intrepid. How am I doing? You’re doing great, I don’t even think you’re faking it anymore. Actually, I’m not. No, I’m feeling genuinely positive right now.

Okay, so what we need is a strategy. Like a brilliant one. Like MacGyver? Yeah. Yeah? Yeah. Alright, what would MacGyver do? Yeah, Ava’s

been hanging around here pretty much ever since this happened to you. I finally let her in to see you. Before you opened your eyes. What about Stefan? Oh yeah, he’s been here too. As you can see. Well, I told them both to hang out. At least until I got your statement. He must be questioning him about the night he was shot.

Yeah, he probably is. Look, Ava, as much as I’d like to stay here and support you, I really need to get going. Again with Stefan? What is with the rush to leave? Because I got a lot going on, okay? Standing around here in this hospital clueling my thumbs when I got a million things to do is making me kind of nuts.

Yeah, I have noticed. You’ve had one foot out the door ever since you showed up here, even though Rafe told us to stay put. Come on. Stefan, talk to me. What’s got you so restless? Ava, it’s just It’s just what?

It’s Clyde. He made me.

Oh, hey, Ronnie. Hey, Emily. How’s Harris? Well, he’s out of his coma. Oh, thank heaven. Yeah, yeah. I mean, he’s still weak, of course, but we expect a full recovery. I’m so pleased. Yeah. Hey, listen, I just wanted to thank you for jumping in with Everett. It was my pleasure. Yeah, I mean, I was going to call you in on the case anyway as soon as I finished the initial evaluation.

But then, uh, you know, Harris waking up, everything just proceeded so quickly. Yeah. Well, I’m glad I was available. Yeah. But what did you think? Oh, I, gosh, I’d have to have a lot more information before I could make a reasonable diagnosis. Right, of course. But the CT scan did confirm about the previous TBI.

But, you know, I scanned the whole thing and I just don’t see any explanation for the memory loss. I don’t either. Well, do you think there’s a chance that he doesn’t have amnesia? That he could be faking it?

You’re awfully quiet.

Just taking everything in. It’s all either of us can do right now. Until we find out the truth about who you really are and what happened to you.

Jada deserves answers too.

Hello? Yes, this is C. Now? Uh, yeah, I’ll be there as soon as I can.

That was the police. They, uh, They want me to come down to the station right away.

My god, you’re back. Can you get this out of here? Shut up and listen. I’m calling the shots here. Johnson, you’re gonna record a little message for mommy. Yeah, what if I don’t?

The girl has no value to us. You know that, right? Yeah, I’ll do whatever you want. Take this. It’s all set to record. You’re gonna read exactly what’s written on the piece of paper in that envelope. And no funny business, Johnson. You’re gonna read exactly what is written. Not one word more, or one word less.

Got it. Rafe, um,

how’s Harris? What’s going on? He’s pretty sore. He’s in a fair amount of pain. I didn’t want to tire him out, but I did ask him about the shooting. And? And he Has no idea who shot him. I told him there’s evidence that points to Xander, but He couldn’t confirm it. So In short, he has no idea who tried to kill him.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of February 19, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

Konstantin from Days

Monday

-Konstantin could be heard talking to Maggie while Kayla was shown.

-Jada could be heard talking while Konstantin was shown.

-Rafe could be heard talking to Jada while Maggie was shown.

-When Jada looked for a picture of Everett on her phone, she basically went right to it.

-Chanel could be heard talking to Johnny while Kayla was shown.

Tuesday

-The music playing in Sloan’s scene could be heard while Roman and Kate were shown.

-Alex could be heard opening a door while Brady was shown.

-Ava could be heard opening a door while Theresa was shown.

-Melinda could be heard talking to Sloan while Ava was shown.

Wednesday

-The music in Doug and Julie’s scene could be heard while young Tom was shown.

-Leo could be heard talking while a shot of the Horton stairs was shown.

-Lucas’ flashback could be heard before it was shown.

Thursday

-Stephanie could be heard closing a door while Brady was shown.

-The music playing in Everett’s scene could be heard while Stephanie was shown.

-The music playing in Rafe’s scene could be heard while Everett was shown.

Friday

-Ava’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

-John could be heard talking to Steve while Ava was shown.

 

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Days Transcript Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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OK, Lucas is safe now.

We thought he was safe here.

Katie, when we left Lucas, he told you– very emphatically, in fact– that he was feeling strong and positive and didn’t want you worrying about it. So how about you focus on you and me right now, OK? Especially since…

[gasps] Oh, Valentine’s Day. It totally slipped my mind.

Yeah, and that is totally understandable. Fortunately, it didn’t slip mine.

[romantic music]

[jazzy music playing]


Oh, God.

[scoffs] Come on. Come on. Where are you?

[sighs]

[sighs]


Oh. Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you.

That’s OK. Is–is Dad asleep?

Yes. And we’ll–we’ll see how long he stays asleep.

I understand he’s been dealing with some insomnia.

Yeah, and some nightmares as well.

I–yeah, I don’t feel like he’s been himself lately. He’s been irritable and a little on edge. But true to form, he–he insists that he’s fine.

Yeah. Kind of like father, like son.

[dramatic music]

OK.

[sighs]


[sighs]

I know you’ve got a lot going on. I know you’re very worried about Tate. This whole situation is… heartbreaking.


And I don’t want to– I don’t want to intrude, but I should tell you that I’m a little concerned about you as well.


Should I be?


Yeah. Yeah, you should be.


[sighs] Come on, come on, come on. Enough with the damn music! Yes, hello?

What are you doing?

You don’t have any rooms? You have none? Thank you for nothing! God.

Who are you calling?

The Salem Inn, not that it’s any of your business. With the geocache event and the stupid Cupid celebrations, they’re fully booked.

OK. All right. This is crazy, Theresa, seriously. Like, you don’t have to leave.

Oh, really? Why the hell would I stay here?

Stop.

I don’t want to stay here with somebody who doesn’t want me.

[sighs]


[sighs] Thanks for taking me home. It’s not like you needed to, though.

Yeah, I did need to, because you haven’t been eating or sleeping, so you know what? You’re gonna go in there, get in that bed. You’re not gonna come out for a while.

[scoffs] Yeah, not gonna do that. I am gonna go take a shower, though, a shot of espresso. And then I’m heading back to the hospital.

I can’t let you do that.

What are you talking about?

Ava, you can’t be wringing your hands over Harris. You need to stay away from the hospital, and stay away from him.


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[scoffs] Stay away from Harris? Well, why the hell would I do that?

Ava, think about it. You and I, we’re supposed to be a thing, remember? So how do you think Clyde’s gonna react if he finds out you’ve been camping out at the hospital? It’s not gonna be good for you or me or Harris.

OK! All right.

[sighs] You know what? Tripp is–he’s working the night shift tonight, so I’ll text him. He can be my eyes and ears.

[dramatic music]

[romantic music]

[gasps] Oh, Roman. Oh!

[chuckles] All right, well, it might seem a bit “been there, done that.” But that was a couple years ago, so…

Yes, and I remember it a couple of years ago. And I remember how touched I was by all of that.

[sighs] You know, this is wonderful. There’s no “been there, done that.” This is really wonderful, and I am so grateful that you’re my valentine.

Back at you, Katie. Back at you.


So the burning question is, why on Earth would you want to meet with me on Valentine’s night when you have a hunky husband, not to mention a beautiful baby boy? You’re calling me?

[jazzy music playing]

Yeah, I am.

[sighs] I have been totally sidelined by that baby, Melinda, either pushed away or ignored completely. And I am damn sick of it.

[sighs]

Look, I don’t–I don’t want to pressure you into talking about this.

No, it–it’s OK. I appreciate your concern. The truth is, I’m feeling a little– a little lost, a little lonely. I mean, Valentine’s Day, it–

[scoffs] It’s a nice romantic holiday for a lot of people. But for others, it can just amplify a lot of negative feelings. I’m glad it’s almost over.

[dramatic music]

I know that Kristen had promised to let you see Rachel for Valentine’s Day. Did she follow through with that?

Yes, she did. She did. I went over to the DiMera mausoleum and I brought a teddy bear– big teddy bear– balloons and candy and everything I could think of. But there stood Kristen, and what do you know? We got into one of our box-office, drag-out fights. And it escalated, and Rachel was right there. She witnessed most of it. And she–she screamed at us. She said, stop fighting. Stop screaming, Mom and Dad. Stop. And I’m like, this is my Valentine’s Day. This is my life. I lost Chloe. I–I have a little girl that’s traumatized that I don’t have custody of. And I have a Machiavellian, insane ex-wife. I mean–

[chuckling] I mean, you know… that’s my life.

[sniffles]

I’m sorry this is happening to you.

[sighs]

But Rachel is your daughter, and she loves you, and she will love you no matter– no matter what happens.


The thing is that… no matter what you’re going through with Kristen, you can’t fight in front of her. You just can’t do that.

I know. I know. I know. But damn it–damn it, Marlena. Every time I’m– I am resolved to– to take the high road with Kristen for the sake of my daughter and not expose her to the toxic relationship that is her mother and father, every single time, as soon as I get around that lunatic bitch, I lose it. And I–I–I– my resolve goes away. It just weakens and cracks, and I blow it. I blow it every time! Completely.


Theresa, can we please be reasonable, OK?

[laughing] Oh, I am being reasonable. Actually, this is the most reasonable thing that I can do.

Hey, I care about you a lot, Theresa, OK? I care about you a lot, and I think we can have a beautiful future together. I really do. But I went to a meeting for people whose loved ones are addicts, and I’m listening to all their feelings, and I’m just thinking, maybe we’re just moving a little too fast.

[sighs] OK. So–so you’re saying that I’m too much for you. Is that what you’re saying? Is that what they said to you in your little meeting, that you shouldn’t get involved with somebody who’s led a complex life? Or–or maybe don’t marry somebody who has lots of baggage, God forbid.

That’s not what I meant, and nobody said that, of course. I’m just saying– hey, I’m saying maybe we just need to slow it down a little bit, or slower. It doesn’t mean it’s harmful, OK? Listen, you have a child. You have a son. It’s not even just us.

A child? Come on, Alex. Tate is nearly an adult. Listen, why don’t you try doing one of two things here, OK? You can either tell a lie and just say that you have commitment problems, or tell the truth and just say you don’t want to be with me. So which one is it gonna be, huh?


Thank you.

OK.

[whooshing]

[both laugh]

[scoffs] Wow.

[laughs] It’s a joke.

[laughs] You!

I am sorry. You know, I just couldn’t help myself, all right? But I will deny it if you tell anybody I did this, but I have takeout from the Bistro in the warming drawer.

Ah. My lips are sealed. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for making me laugh, like you always do, when I need it the most. But more importantly, thank you, my love, for always making me feel loved, always making me feel safe.

Katie, you have my heart. Always will. You are everything to me.

[romantic music]


[jazzy music playing]

Cut the guy some slack, OK? He’s a new dad, and he’s obviously very nurturing. He’s just doing his best, you know?

Oh, not with me, he’s not.

Oh, come on. The guy is–he’s crazy about you, Sloan.

No, not anymore, not since Jude came into our lives. Since Jude came into the picture, he’s the main star of the movie. I’m like some background extra, you know? It’s like–actually, I’m not even in the damn movie.

[sighs]


Come on. Why aren’t you replying, Tripp?

[sighs] Maybe he’s in a dead zone.

[sighs] Stefan… what–what if something happens at the hospital and I’m not there, huh? Come on. And, Tripp, why are you not replying to me?

Hey, look at me.

[sighs]

It’s gonna be fine, all right? Why do you need to go to the hospital anyway? It’s not like Harris is gonna know you were there.

I’m gonna know that I was there.

[dramatic music] You have any idea what it feels like, knowing that Harris went to the loading dock because he thought I asked him to? He was there because of me, and then some bastard shot him in cold blood.


[sighs] Ava, it is not your fault.

Yeah? Well, it sure as hell feels like it is. Oh, and I swear– I swear on all that is holy, if I ever find out who did this to him, I will personally pump several live rounds into that son of a bitch’s heart.


Brady, you said that your– your resolve weakens when Kristen provokes you.

Mm.

I can–I can help you with it. I can help you strengthen your resolve.

Thank you.

[clears throat] Thank you, and I know. But just for right now– for right now, today, I really just want to focus on tomorrow, because I get to see my son. I haven’t seen him in weeks.

Yeah, that’s right. You and Theresa are going to go visit Tate.

Yeah, and I’m very relieved that we’re getting to do that. It’s just– Oh, no. I just dumped all my problems about my daughter on you. I’m not about to do the same thing concerning my son.

I love your children. They’re my grandchildren. And I love you. And talking about whatever you’re going through, whatever you’re concerned about, that is never a burden for me.

OK. So there were these letters that Tate wrote to Theresa and me, two separate letters. And in Theresa’s letters, he talked about how much he missed her. My letter was… very cold. It was almost businesslike. And I know it’s because my son resents that I haven’t been in his life. That’s why.

We all know why that is. We all know what happened. Tate knows it too.


The fact is, he’s feeling distressed right now.

Mm-hmm.

He’s feeling that he’s been treated unfairly, and he’s making you the scapegoat.


Yeah, that sums it up. That’s–that’s it.

I know that, because that’s what happened to Sami.


You remember. Sami blamed me for everything that went wrong, whether it was actually my fault, or not. But I let her do that, because I wanted to show her that I could be patient and understanding, the same as you want with Tate. And you know the expression. Having a child is wondrous. It’s letting your heart go walking around outside your body.

[chuckles] God, is that true.

[chuckles]

Wait. Wait. Marry me.

[dramatic music]


What did you just say?

I said, marry me. You want to get married? Fine, let’s do it.

Is this real? Was that a real proposal?

[sighs]

Yeah, I didn’t think so. You know what? Maybe next time, you can actually try dropping down to one knee, or I don’t know, maybe don’t say things you don’t mean, Alex.

All right. Theresa, just wait. Wait, wait, wait.

I’m not gonna wait. I’m not gonna wait. You know why? Because what’s worse than being hoodwinked by a diamond ring, and not being proposed to at all, is being proposed to out of guilt-slash-pity!

That’s not what I’m doing. That’s not what I’m do–

[sighs] Where are you gonna go?

Who cares? Why is that any of your concern anymore?

It’s my concern, Theresa, because you’re in recovery, and I don’t want to find out you’re just running around–

Oh, what, am I gonna go do drugs? Am I gonna call up my drug dealer and get really high?

[laughs] You know what? That is like, the saddest little thing. That’s not gonna happen from this tiny little debacle, OK? So how about you just have a nice life? Catch. Taking that with me.

Theresa.

See you.

Theresa.

[tense music]


Whoa. That steak was so tender. I mean, it was so well-cooked.

The Bistro does have one fine chef.

Mm-hmm. And I do have one fine husband. I know you’re going to protest this. I know you’re going to. But I feel absolutely terrible– I mean, really badly, that I didn’t get you anything.

Well, then stop feeling bad, ’cause this is a fact. Every single day I spend with you is a gift.

No.

[sighs] We really have been thrown many twists and turns throughout life, haven’t we? I mean, and it hasn’t been easy at all. But we always do seem to find our way back to each other, don’t we?

Always, my love. Always.

[romantic music]


I don’t mean to pontificate about child-rearing. I certainly have made my share of mistakes. But something about having adult children does give you a certain perspective.

Mm. A much wiser one, obviously. I’m grateful that you’re sharing it with me, especially since I have to see Tate tomorrow, and I– I really don’t want to screw it up with him. I mean, more than I already have.

Well, just show him a lot of respect, especially respect for his feelings. And be kind and be loving, that’s all.

[frantic knocking] Oh, my.

I’ll get that.

Please do.

[sighs]

Hey.

I know, I know, I know. I should have called or texted before just coming over here. But I just left Alex, and I have nowhere to go.

OK, OK.

I just figured that since we’re gonna go see Tate in the morning, I could just maybe– I can maybe sleep in Tate’s room tonight?

Of course you may.

Oh.

Oh, OK.

[phone ringing] That’s fine, that’s fine. Yeah. No, come in. I’ll–I’ll take you to Tate’s room.

Thank you.

[phone beeps] Bye-bye. Thank you so much, Marlena.

Hey, it’s Theresa. Leave a message.

[phone beeps]

Theresa, it’s me. I really hate how things just went down. If you could just call me and tell me where you’re staying, and let me know you’re OK.

[phone beeps]

[jazzy music]

I’m just scared, Melinda. I’m scared.

Of what?

You!

Me?

Yeah, you. Li and I were lovers, and if you hadn’t lured him into your trap, he’d still be with me, and very much alive!

I am gonna find out who did this, Stefan, not only because I love him, but because Harris is one of the best people that I have ever known. And if he doesn’t– I swear to God, I am gonna be more determined than ever to mow down this son of a bitch. Why aren’t you saying anything?

OK. Because I– I love a good revenge fantasy too, as much as anybody. Especially the gory ones. But Ava, the truth is, we may never know who shot Harris, especially if he–

Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t. Don’t you say it. Don’t you even think it.

[tense music]


No. Uh-uh.

[sighs]

Ava, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to upset you.

Yeah. Yeah, well, you could tell that I was already pretty damn upset, right? And so what do you do? You just decide to add a little fuel to that fire and just make things worse, which you seem to be an expert at. So I’m gonna suggest that unless you have something slightly helpful to say, that you just shut the hell up, OK?

OK.

OK.

I’ll shut up.

Great. And Tripp still hasn’t answered. It is just–it’s unlike him.

[tense music]


[sighs]

I guess Marlena’s called it for the night. Hey, you want to talk about what happened with Alex?

No, I don’t want to bore you.

You’re not gonna bore me. I care about you. I know when you’re upset.

OK. Where do I even begin? I was tidying up the other night, right? And Alex’s jacket is on the chair, and so I go to put it away. And then this ring falls out of the pocket. And like anyone with a modicum of self-esteem, I think this ring is for me. Alex is gonna propose to me. So I’m walking on air and I’m waiting for this proposal to happen, and it turns out he’s not. He’s not proposing to me. He was never gonna propose to me. And I made it very clear to him that I thought that he was– he was gonna propose to me. And so I was so embarrassed and completely humiliated.

I’m–I’m sorry. Wow. Theresa, I’m actually really surprised. I had no idea that the two of you were even considering marriage.

[phone rings]

[sighs]

[phone beeps] Ugh. Yes, well, I was, obviously.

So you really– you really do love Alex?

[sighs] Damn it, Theresa.

[knocking] I’m glad you came back. Dr. Evans.

Yes.

Hi.

Hi. I’ve been trying to call you, but I keep getting your voicemail.

I’m sorry, I keep calling Theresa over and over and over again. I keep getting her voicemail. So I was oblivious to your calls. I’m sorry.

It’s all right. Theresa is at my house.

What?

She told Brady and me what happened, and I thought you might need someone to talk to.

Actually, I do. And I’m really grateful you’re here. Please, come on in.

[exhales]

You know, lady, I am struggling to figure out exactly who you are, and how you escaped the psych ward.

Actually, she was a client of mine.

Yeah, I know the both of you.

That’s right. Connie. Didn’t Li go on approximately one date with you?

Yeah. Well, one date could have turned into several. And it would have, if not for you. And I would have kept him safe.

Kept him safe? What are you, a character in a Stephen King novel?

Well, I’ll tell you what you are– a heartless floozy!

Whoa. That lady is tin-foil-hat crazy, huh? I don’t know why I ever took her on as a client. Hey, you OK?

Yeah, I’m fine. I’m just sad Li is gone. And I think about him a lot.

Oh, you guys actually had something, huh?

Yeah, we did. And I messed it up, totally. I was just at a point in my life where my career was up here, and everything else was way the hell down here, including my love life.

[laughs] I just– I took Li for granted. I back-burner-ed him, as they say. Don’t make the same mistake, Sloan. What you have with Eric, sure, it’s not perfect. But maybe it’s good enough. Embrace it. Cherish it.


Well, in spite of all my tiger mother worries, this turned out to be a really beautiful Valentine’s Day.

First of all, I love the tiger mother in you, and I truly respect how devoted you are to your kids, and ours.

Mm, our very adult kids.

Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Our very adult kids. So now, no more talk about those very adult kids. Instead–

[romantic music]

[gasps] * *

Kate Brady, my very beautiful, very sexy wife.

Mm.

May I have this dance?

[inhales sharply] Oh, you might certainly will.


OK. Since I… obviously seem to suck at cheering you up, how about I feed you?

I’m not hungry.

You need to eat. I can whip you something up in the kitchen. You have eggs? Maybe some ham, some prosciutto? Because I guarantee you, I will make you the best damn omelet of your life, which is saying a lot, because you are an amazing cook. So come on. Why don’t you sit down, put your feet up–

Stefan, why–why are you doing this? What’s in this for you?

[tense music]

I–

Theresa, it wasn’t a trick question. Do you love Alex?

[dramatic music]


Why else would I want to marry him?

I don’t know.

[laughs] I mean, I’m just thinking maybe–no.

What?

No, no, no, no, no.

What are you thinking? What?

All right. OK. All right. He’s coming into a lot of money, if he hasn’t already. And I don’t mean to sound crass. I don’t. I just thought that might have– have a little bit to do with your motivation. That’s all.

Xander? This can’t be right. Xander is Victor’s son? Well, that is crass, Brady. And that’s surprising, considering I– I thought that we were getting along lately. I thought that we were getting closer, and now you’re accusing me of being a gold digger?

OK. OK, Theresa. I’m sorry. OK. My apologies. I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry for saying that to you. I’m also very– I’m really happy that since you’ve been back, we have been getting closer. I like that. And I really don’t like that he hurt you. I’m sorry. Come here. Sorry.

What an idiot, though, right, leaving the ring inside the jacket like that. Of course she expected a proposal. When it didn’t happen, she freaked out, and she ran out of the restaurant. She came back here and started packing up all of her stuff into a suitcase. I tried to stop her from leaving. She wasn’t having it.

Well, she’s hurt and embarrassed.

Yeah. Yeah, she definitely was. But you know, Dr. Evans, I do care about Theresa. But–

But what?

I went to this meeting for, like, qualifying loved ones of addicts. Everybody in there was sharing their feelings and their stories, and I just shot my hand up. Said hi, I’m Alex. And God, I just got everything off my chest. I talked about Theresa, I talked about her addiction, I talked about how much she meant to me, how much I care for her. And I admitted that I wasn’t sure that I was able to get into a long commitment to somebody who’s dealing with problems like that, just like I admitted to you, too.

Yes, you did.

I also admitted that I might not be too sure about becoming a stepfather quite yet.

Well, Alex, I think you got to be true to yourself. That’s what’s important.

Yeah.

You did the right thing for both of you.

Sloan, you are not seeing things clearly. Look, Eric is not only your partner and your lover, your best friend, he is the father of your baby. You have a family now. So you need to stop focusing on what you’re not getting, and focus on being supportive of Eric’s devotion to Jude. And maybe be a tad more supportive of the little guy yourself. I mean, you are his mother, for heaven’s sake.

Yeah, not really, though.

Oh, no. Do not go there.

Where? Don’t go to the truth? That my husband’s ex-wife, AKA Nicole DiMera, is actually that little baby’s mother that we stole from her?

Shh! Oh my God, Sloan. You better damn well remember what all that we did to get you that baby. And more importantly, you better remember that if anyone finds out what we did, our lives are ruined.

I know. I know.

[sighs]

[romantic music]

What do you say we go upstairs, and I could give you my Valentine’s Day gift?

You said you didn’t get me anything.

Well, this gift doesn’t come wrapped. It doesn’t need wrapping.

Oh.

Mm.

My favorite kind of gift.

And you’re my favorite kind of everything. I love you, Roman Brady.

I love you, Kate Brady. And now I am definitely ready for the gift that needs no wrapping.

Mm-hmm. Then come with me.

[blows]


I don’t usually do late-night house calls, but I– I thought you might need it.

Well, I’m grateful you did. Honestly, this whole Theresa situation, to use therapy speak, it destabilized me.

I understand. And I’m also impressed with your self-awareness.

I couldn’t have done it without you, to be honest.

[chuckles] Dr. Evans, I keep thinking about the other night in your office, when you said that if it was real love, true love, it’ll last. I think I love Theresa.

I think you’re right. I think that you do. But I think your love is not unconditional. I think you have a hard time accepting that she had a drug addiction. And you also have a hard time thinking about yourself as a– as a stepparent. Those two things are never, ever going to change.


Mm. OK. I’m gonna just table this discussion for tonight, and I don’t want to talk about anything else that has to do with my love life. I just want to talk about seeing our son, Tate, tomorrow.

That is fine by me. And I got to be honest with you, I’m nervous about seeing my own son.

Me too.

I’m nervous.

I know. I also am nervous about how I think that maybe he’s not really doing as well as he says he is in his letters. And I’m nervous I am gonna cry me a river when I first see him.

And as you cry a big old river, he’s gonna understand. He’ll be fine.

Yeah, I know. He’s got such a good heart, doesn’t he, our kid?

He’s a pretty good kid. He’s got a really good heart. And by the way, while we’re being honest with each other, while we’re sitting here sober, I’ll always be there for you.

[gentle music]

Like tonight.


Like tonight.


Brady.

Thanks.

I’ll see you bright and early.

I’ll see you.

OK.

Get some sleep.

Yeah.


[sighs]


I get it, Melinda. And no one will ever find out… about Jude, where he came from.

They better not. And you better not drink any more.

Fine, I’ll stop.

No, don’t just stop, all right? Go home. You have a husband and a baby waiting for you there. God.

No, don’t you dare. Not tonight. It’s on me, please.

Thank you. And call me anytime if you need to vent. Just don’t vent to anyone else.

OK, I got it.


Can I please get another bourbon on a big rock?


Why does there have to be something in it for me to be nice? You’re having a hard time, and I’m here for you. That’s it.

[phone rings]

It’s the hospital. Hello? Yes, this is Ava Vitali. No, he’s not with me. What–what do you mean?

[dramatic music]


OK. Yes, yes. Yes, I will. And please have him call me as soon as you– you hear from him.


What is it?

Tripp.


He never showed up for work tonight.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

So it was a success? They got all the cancer out?

By all indications, yes. The lymph nodes were clear. There was no metastases, and we were able to preserve the parathyroid.

Oh, that is such great news.

So what’s the next step in her recovery?

Mainly just a lot of rest. But she may have a little pain in the incision site, but it’s nothing to worry about. And she might have some difficulty speaking.

Difficulty speaking? Well, she’s not going to like that.

Well, it’s just temporary. In the meantime, the hospital will give her a whiteboard and some post-it notes if she wants to say something.

When can she come home?

Well, I’d like to keep her here for a couple of days, keep an eye on her. I can talk to you later about some follow-ups and long-term care. Yeah.

[sighs] You hear that, Mama? You’re going to be OK. You are going to be more than OK.

So, you know, this is cause for celebration.

Yes.

Mm, agreed. And I’ve heard it’s not the only cause of celebration.

What a wonderful dinner you prepared, Konstantin. What was it again?

Pastitsio. It’s a Greek lasagna, an old family recipe that was probably written on papyrus.

Well, it was delicious. And I’m sure it was much appreciated by the newest residents of the Kiriakis mansion, Chad and Charlotte, Thomas, Julie, and Doug.

Oh, such a terrible misfortune losing their house in a fire.

Yeah, and it meant so much to them, to all of us. But wasn’t it wonderful, in spite of everything that they’ve gone through, Doug and Julie, they were so spirited tonight, so determinedly upbeat?

And still so much in love, it seems.

Definitely. Oh, when they sang that duet.

Oh.

Oh, my goodness.

A moving performance.

[laughs] It was. I was also moved when Charlotte and Thomas lit up when you handed them those candied hearts. I know that cheered up Chad and– a great deal to see his precious children smile.

I adore the little ones. They are so cute.

Yeah.

And it was wonderful to see you cheer up as well, Maggie.

Well, thanks, in great part to you, Konstantin.

Well, I hope I can cheer you up a little further with this.

Well, well, well. So is this the elusive Everett Lynch?

Hey.

Oh, my God. Bobby?

[tense music]


Excuse me? Who’s Bobby? Who are you?

Who– are you being serious right now? Why are you pretending to not know who I am?

What is going on?

I’ll tell you what’s going on. This man is my ex-husband. This is Bobby Stein.

Ex-husband?

What?

Whoa, uh, look, I– I don’t know who Bobby Stein is, nor do I have any idea who you are.

Liar!

Whoa! Ma’am, we’ve never met before. I’ve never met this woman before.

How can you say that?

Uh, because it’s true. Look, I have no idea why you seem so angry right now.

The hell you don’t.

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Let’s just– let’s take a step back here, OK? Now, was it possible that your ex-husband and Everett just happened to look alike?

No. It’s him. Even behind that beard, I can tell that you are the man that I was a fool to marry. You broke my heart. You broke my spirit. And you left me, and you never even bothered to look back. You are Bobby Stein.


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Well, congratulations, you two. And, Chanel, you make a stunning bride. But you are stunning anyway, just like your mom. Look at her, glamorous in a hospital gown.

Mama would look glamorous even in “Sesame Street” pajamas.

I agree with that.

Hey, you know what? I just realized our anniversary is on Valentine’s Day, just like yours.

Ah, well, welcome to the club.

It’s beautiful. Such kind words.

And every one is true. You know, Maggie dear, I know I am not, as the Americans would say, your– your Valentine. Don’t they also say the greeting card companies invented the holiday?

Yeah, that’s the rumor.

Anyway, I don’t want to cross any boundary with this. I simply want to tell you how much you mean to me.

Jada, look at me. Jada, please. Look at me. This man, this man’s name is Everett, Everett Lynch. He works at “The Spectator.”

OK. OK, Everett, how about this, huh? One second. Here, see for yourself.

OK. I mean, yeah, I definitely see the resemblance. But I mean, we all have– what– doppelgangers or people who look like us. There are billion people waddling around this planet.

That is not a doppelganger. That is you. That’s you, and you know damn well it is.

Look, I honestly don’t know what more I can say or do to convince you that this complete stranger isn’t me.

OK. How about I prove that he is? How about I haul your ass down to the station right now and I run your prints, and you tell me that they won’t come back as Robert Stein?


Say it again, Mama, but just a little louder this time.

Here you go.

[groaning]

[laughter]

Well, of course you are. You haven’t eaten anything since before midnight last night.

Well, unfortunately, she can’t have anything till the morning. I’m sorry, Paulina, but only ice chips tonight, OK? Tomorrow we’ll get you on a little more regular diet– soft foods, pudding, scrambled eggs, yogurt, that sort of thing. We’ll prepare a menu for you. I’m sorry. I’ll check in tomorrow, OK?

All right. Thanks for everything, Kayla.

Absolutely. And if you need anything, you guys just call me, all right?

Can I get you anything, Mama? Magazines? Or I can go home and get some books for you so that you can read them. Or I can make calls for you for work or whatever. And I’ll make sure that I call Big Mama tonight and give her the lowdown on everything. But for now, just tell me what you need.

Yes, please. And I’ll do whatever I can. I’m happy to make a run to the store. I can run by your place, grab those books.

You know, in Greece, it is not the tradition to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Oh, no?

No, no, no. However, on February th, we do celebrate and honor Saint Priscilla and Saint Aquila, a couple who traveled with Saint Paul to spread the gospel.

Oh. Well, I remember Victor telling me tales about certain Greek holidays that were just excuses to sit around a table eating and laughing and shouting at each other.

That is true, I must admit.

That’s certainly not the holiday that you described. I’m sure you know that Victor was a wonderful storyteller–

Hmm.

–so erudite when it came to Greek mythology. He used to compare our love to Eros and Psyche, me being Psyche, a woman of unmatched beauty, and he’s Eros, an unsightly beast, who was madly in love with Psyche.

That is a lovely and, some might say, a well-worn tale. But did you know that in Greek, Psyche actually means “soul”?

Hmm. I did not know that.

Well, now you do. And speaking of souls, it is a privilege to get to know you better and better, Maggie, and to celebrate your incredible soul.

That’s very kind. Konstantin, though, you have a very generous and gentle heart. I could see that when– I don’t know, when the way you interacted with Thomas and Charlotte earlier.

I admit, I have a soft spot for the little ones.

That’s obvious. You know, I wonder, we never talk about it. Do you have any children of your own?

[tense music]


Uh, look, Rafe, I– I mean this totally genuinely, and I’m not trying to sound disrespectful. But is it– is it possible that, I don’t know, that she’s losing it?

Losing it? I’m losing it? OK, OK. I’m not the one pretending to be someone else. I’m not the one who’s gaslighting his ex-wife. So let me– let me jog your memory for you, OK, Bobby?

The name is Everett.

Years ago, when I discovered that you cheated on me, I filed for divorce, and I served you your papers. You–

Jada, Jada.

You turned into a ghost. And I don’t know, I assumed that you just got in too deep with those shady poker guys. Or I don’t know, maybe you just changed your identity and started a whole new life.

Listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen. What you’re saying right now makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills. OK, look, I know that the stress of your profession is very taxing emotionally, psychologically.

Oh, no, don’t you go there.

But I’m not– I’m not who you think I am, OK? I’m not Bobby Stein, nor have I ever been Bobby Stein. You and I were never married, nor have I ever been married. And that is the God’s honest truth.

So when you finally woke up from that coma, were you as lucid as you are now?

No, I wasn’t. I mean, my first diagnosis was retrograde amnesia, which is inability to access memories or information from before an accident or an injury or disease. So, you know, all they could tell me was to– to give it time.

Wait.

What?

After the accident, you said you had memory loss. Could that be why you don’t remember Jada and that you were married to her? Could it be because of the accident?


For Chanel and Johnny–

Oh my goodness, you did not. My employee said they were going to send us a specially made cake. Wow, thank you so much.

Of course.

Hey, when you get a chance, would you mind telling Dr. Johnson we’d love her to come and have a piece of cake with us?

I will do that.

Thank you. Take a look at this thing?

OK.

OK. Oh.

So who cuts the cake?

Well, traditionally, that honor is reserved for the bride and groom.

Shall we?

Yes.

If you wouldn’t mind, sir.

Not at all.

OK.

All right.

Here we go.

Oh, hold on, let me see.

[laughter] It’s red velvet.

Very nice.

So good. Oh, of course, Mama. Of course.

Yes.

[laughter]

Sorry to interrupt, Doctor.

Ahh.

I’ve been told there’s some cake waiting for you in the Price room.

Oh, I love cake. Thank you.

Oh, also, I thought you should know, Tripp hasn’t shown up for his shift.

Huh? Well, that’s odd.

Yeah.

I’ll reach out for him now. Thank you.

[tense music]


I see my question upset you. I’m sorry.

No, no, there’s no need for you to be sorry. We are friends. You asked me if I had any children, and why would you not? That is a perfectly reasonable question. Yes, I had a child, a daughter, Katerina. She was my– my…

[speaks in Greek] my heart. She was everything to me. And then she was gone. It happened many years ago in a fishing village not too far from Athens. It was tragic, an accident. And she was so young and beautiful inside and out, my Katerina.

Konstantin, I’m sorry. I know what it’s like. I know what it’s like to lose a child. The pain, it– it reaches the depths of your being. And even though time lessens the acuteness of it, it’s there. It’s always there, the pain.

Yes, it is. I tried to conjure up memories of her tender smile, the way the– the sun shone off my daughter’s beautiful hair. It is those memories that delivered to me some kind of peace, serenity.

Yes, it’s true. I was in an accident. I got hit by a car, one of those giant pickup trucks. I count my blessings every single day I’m alive.

It was my fault. I asked him to run errands, and he was just crossing the street and–

Steph, please, please. The only person who bears responsibility for that accident is the genius driver, who was, I’m told, playing “Candy Crush” on his phone at the time. Anyway, I’m not sure why we’re telling them this. But anyway, after I was struck down, I was apparently carted off in an ambulance, close to death, and placed into a medically induced coma for a year.

So he disappeared. I thought he ghosted me. I was confused, obviously, heartbroken, until he came back a couple of months ago. And he tracked me down.

I don’t buy it.

Well, speaking for myself, I don’t know what to believe right now. So if it’s OK with you, Everett, I’m going to personally look into this. And hopefully, we’ll get it all straightened out.

Yes, great. I love it; look into it. I have nothing to hide.

OK, fine. I mean, as we all know, you know, people do get amnesia all the time, and they can forget whole chapters of their life. So yes, why don’t you feel free to explore that idea? But I can tell– I can tell by looking in your eyes that you know me, and you know that we were married. And you know that you are still the same lying, cheating son of a bitch.

You are obviously in a world of pain from how you were treated, apparently, by your ex-husband. And that must be the reason that you would throw these kind of insane insults at a man who has never, ever laid eyes on you before. So let me just say this one more time so that you can finally accept it, and we can move on. I’m not your ex-husband. I am not Bobby Stein. My name is Everett Lynch.

[tense music]


Hey, Tripp, it’s Kayla. I’m at the hospital, and you’re not. So I’m just wondering if maybe you lost track of time. I mean, maybe you’re out for a nice Valentine’s dinner with Wendy. Or maybe you’re going off to the Cache Cupid Geo Hunt? Is that how you say it? Anyway, I’m sure everything’s OK. But maybe you could just give me a call and let me know? OK, bye.

OK, look at you, all John Mayer with your guitar.

Yeah. Well, you know, I just figured since we didn’t hire a band for our lavish wedding that I would fill in. Any requests?

Ooh, how about Ed Sheeran? Oh, or maybe Taylor Swift? You know I’m a big Swiftie at heart.

Who doesn’t know that?

Oh, no. You know what? How about you surprise us?

Oh, you want a surprise? OK, sounds good. But just remember that you asked for it.

[light guitar music] * * * My whole life I’ve lived in second gear * * Trying to go somewhere but got stuck here * * The day I met you it changed my life * * I saw the sparkle in your sunshine eyes * * No longer alone * * On top of the world * * On top of the world * * * * I love those pretty eyes and your smile * * And when you look my way * * There’s no denial * * The sun is shining bright * * It’s crystal clear * * The day is looking up because you’re near * * No longer alone * * On top of the world *

Konstantin, what about Katerina’s mother?

Oh.

[scoffs]

Oh, OK, never mind.

No.

We can change the subject, really.

It is fine. It is fine. I feel so at ease with you, Maggie. Katerina’s mother, well, I adored her. She was one of the great loves of my life, and she was a wonderful mother to our Katerina. But when we lost her, our Katerina, there was this emptiness, this unspeakable sadness. The marriage did not survive.

[gentle music]

Mm.

Yeah, you’re not Bobby. So we’re all supposed to just take your word for it, even though he looks and sounds exactly like Bobby.

All right, look, this isn’t going anywhere, at least not anywhere good. So why don’t we all just take a deep breath and we’ll call it a night?

I think that’s a good idea.

Yeah.

Fine. But, Stephanie, I can tell that you have feelings for this guy. Oh, I know that you are a really good person, and I think that you know that I am not a complete lunatic. So please, please believe me tonight for what I know to be true. Please– please don’t allow yourself to be sandbagged longer than you already have been. And I know who you are. And you will be found out. And you will eventually get what you deserve.

[groans] Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.

I don’t– I don’t know what to think or what to say.

Yeah. Steph, how well do you know her?

Jada is my friend. She has always been so warm and kind. And she did tell me about her ex, how he cheated on her and lied to her and broke her heart.

Yeah. I mean, that must have been so hard for her. But I mean, to come after me like that, to accuse me of breaking her spirit on and on about how I cheated on her, how I lied to her, I mean– what? What are you– what are you– what are you thinking?

It’s just everything she said and that photo– Everett, are you really telling the truth? Are you really not Bobby Stein?

[tense music]

I’m terribly sorry you lost your daughter, Konstantin, your Katerina. I’m always here if you ever need to talk.

That means so much to me. And now I must ask you for something. And you can say no, of course. May I kiss you?

[laughs]

Good night, Maggie.

[guitar strumming]

* On top of the world * * Mm, yeah * * *

[applause] Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

[laughter]

Yes, yes, you really are. And you are talented and charming. And I am so lucky that you are all my husband.

You certainly are, wife.

[tense music]

What’s going on? Do you need something, Paulina? What do you need? The doctor did say the anesthetic might make you nauseous.

OK, I’ll go get the doctor.

[groans]

[grunting]

Jada! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Hey. Can you just talk to me? OK. All right, what happened back there, I’ve never seen you lose it like that before.

Because that man, Everett, he is a duplicitous con man who is a liar, and I was stupid enough to even marry. And now he’s doing this whole, what, this disappearing act, and he’s changing his whole identity. And he has the nerve. He’s claiming that I’m the one– I’m the one that lost it?

Yeah.

So yeah, yeah, yeah, that was– that was a lot for me to take in.

I understand. I understand. It’s just he claims he doesn’t know you.

He is a liar! He’s a liar!

Yeah, OK. Obviously, this has really freaked you out, and understandably so. Yeah, it’s just– oh, I’ve hung out with Everett a few times. He seems like a decent guy.

Oh my God. You think I’m the one that’s lying, don’t you?

[tense music]

Are you asking me if– if I am not Bobby Stein, a name I have never heard before it came out of the mouth of a woman I have never seen before? Stephanie, you could hook me up to every lie detector in the country, and I would tell you that your friend, Jada, is a complete stranger to me.

But the photo.

So she married a guy who looks like me. There are people in the world who look like each other, look-alikes, you know? And my God, I think I’d know my own name, all right? And it is not Stein. It is Lynch. My name is Everett Lynch. It is– it is on my driver’s license. Do you want to see it?

No, I don’t. I just–

What? You just what?

Is it possible that you don’t remember your past life with Jada because of the accident?

No. It is not possible. In fact, it is impossible. I mean, yes, there are– there are gaps in my memory, OK, you know, like maybe movies that I forgot that I saw or friends’ bachelor parties that I forgot getting bombed at, but not years or entire relationships. I mean, I think I’d remember getting married.

It’s an engagement ring. The question is, why do you have one?

OK. The truth is I bought it a long time ago, before the accident.

For me? Everett, you were going to ask me to marry you? The ring I found–

What? What about it?

So is that why your marriage ended, because your ex cheated on you?

Well, that was the main reason. But it was how I found out.

And how was that?

One day, I was checking our credit card bill, and I found a really big charge from a jewelry store. And since he hadn’t bought me any jewelry in months, well, you get the idea.

What’s going on? Are you OK?

No, I’m not OK. Because if– if Jada is telling the truth and you’re Bobby, it means I’m the other woman.

[gentle music]


[sobbing]

No, no, no. No, I am not saying that Jada, no. No, of course I don’t think that you’re a liar.

Well, you’re going on and on about how Everett’s this decent, nice guy like he can’t be a liar, right?

No, no, no, I only said that because–

Because what?

Because I just think– hey, I just think that we need to be careful with this, OK? You’re accusing someone of falsifying their identity, your ex-husband. I just think that you need to be % sure before you take that shot. Are you sure?

All I can say is that as soon as I saw him, there’s just all these– there’s all these old wounds just opened up, all the resentment, all the pain, all the hurt.

Yeah.

All that work that I put in to put that part of my life behind me, it just feels like it was just yesterday. So yeah, yeah, yeah, I lost it. I lashed out, because you don’t know– you don’t know what Bobby did to me and what he might do to Stephanie.

I understand.

I’m going to go to the station right now. I am going to find everything there is about Everett Lynch, no stone unturned.

OK, hold on. Jada, Jada, Jada, Jada. Just hold on, OK? I know how important this is to you. And because of that, it’s important to me as well, all right? But it’s late. And let’s not forget it’s also Valentine’s Day, right? So how about this, why don’t– why don’t we just try and salvage what’s left of this night? And then, tomorrow– tomorrow, I promise you, we will get to the bottom of this Bobby everything, all right? We’ll go– we can go back to my place, order from your favorite Thai restaurant, right? They can deliver those spring rolls, you love those, and the drunken noodles. And we can just hang out or watch a movie or whatever. Does that sound OK to you?

Sure. Yeah, let’s do it.

OK, great. I promise you, tomorrow we will find out what is going on with this thing, OK? Promise.

Steph, come on. You can’t possibly believe something that preposterous, that my actual name is Bobby Stein. I mean, it’s legit insanity.

Everett, you bought a ring. You were going to propose to me. You said that.

Yeah, I did. But that’s relevant because?

It’s relevant because Jada said that Bobby bought a ring for another woman, which means he was cheating on her with, it seems, me.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. But that only makes sense if I’m Bobby, which I’m not. I mean, Steph, I’m not– I’m not a cheater, all right?

How do you know if you can’t remember? Oh my God. I feel like I’m going crazy.

Listen. Hey, hey, hey, hey. It’s OK. It’s OK. Let’s just take a beat, all right? Let’s calm down. Please, please, please. Let’s go back to my room. Let’s have a nightcap and talk about this like two mature adults, OK?

I’m– I don’t think that’s such a good idea. I’ll see you later.

Steph? Hey.

Uh, hey, Tripp. It’s me again. Are you coming in tonight? I’m kind of starting to get worried. And since your phone is going straight to voicemail, I’m assuming that it’s– that it’s dead. Maybe I’ll just try Wendy. OK, bye.

Doctor, code MI.

Oh.

Mama! Mama!

Stay with us. Stay with us, baby. Stay with us. Stay with us.

What’s happening?

I’m not sure. Carol, get me some aspirin and some nitroglycerin. Get Dr. DeVos from cardiology over here. Take it easy, Paulina. Help is on its way. Take it easy.

[tense music]

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Days Opinions For The Week Of February 12, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

Chad from Days

Why would Chad take the risk of trying to put out the fire in the Horton house? He has two kids who lost their mother. It didn’t make sense for him to try and put out the fire. He didn’t need to try and be a hero and save the house. Instead of watching the fire, he could have called for help. The fire department might have gotten there in enough time to put out the fire. We understand what he was trying to do, but he took a risk playing hero when he could have lost his life.

We have a theory about Everett. It feels like he’s behind the drug case. When the people set the Horton house on fire, shot at Lucas, and shot Harris, nothing happened to Everett. Everett was the one who wrote the story about the drug cartel, yet nothing happened to him. If anyone should be suffering, it should have been him. Everett could be the one working with Clyde.

Why would Johnny get married without EJ being there? Chanel wanted to make sure her mother was at the wedding, but he didn’t want his father there. Why wouldn’t Johnny want his father to see him getting married? Also, why didn’t he invite the rest of his family? They may have been getting married at the hospital, he could have invited his family.

What made Kristen think Brady wanted to reunite with her? She blackmailed him when he was with Chloe last year. Did she really think he would get over what she did to him? We know Brady bounces back and forth between her and whoever is available, but she shouldn’t have thought that he would have gotten back together with her that fast.

 

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of February 12, 2024

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Chanel from Days

Monday

-Why did Chanel knock on the door when she had three bags in her hands?

-Rafe could be heard shuffling papers while Paulina was shown.

-Stefan can be heard talking to Tripp, Ava and Wendy while Chad and Julie were shown.

-Why did Chad and Julie waste time looking at the fire in the Horton house instead of getting out of the house or calling for help?

-Kate could be heard talking to Lucas while Ava was shown.

Tuesday

-Goldman could be heard talking to Jada while Chad was shown.

-Stefan could be heard talking to Ava while Goldman was shown.

-Kayla could be heard talking to Ava and Stefan while Jada was shown.

-Ava’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

-Julie cried without any tears.

Wednesday

-Paulina could be heard talking on the phone while Theresa was shown.

-John and Marlena could be heard kissing while Steve and Kayla were shown.

-Why wouldn’t Johnny’s family be at his wedding?

-Paulina could be heard talking to Abe while Alex was shown.

Thursday

-Sarah could be heard talking to Xander while Ava was shown.

-Brady could be heard talking to Kristen while Chad.

-Everett could be heard talking to Chad while Stephanie was shown.

-The music in Brady and Kristen’s scene could be heard while Everett was shown.

Friday

-Leo could be heard talking to Everett while Stephanie was shown.

-Theresa’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

-Nicole could be heard talking to EJ while Tripp and Wendy were shown.

 

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[mellow music]


[gasps] “Flower cart toy found another donation.” Ka-ching.

Hey.

Hey, guys. Are you having fun?

Oh, having a blast. I mean, as is everyone. Pretty obvious, right?

Yeah, what about the fundraising? How’s that going?

Oh, even better than expected. We’ve already raised thousands for the hospital.

That’s great.

What?

Well, hey, we better keep looking if we wanna find some more before I have to head to work.

Yeah. Okay, um, let’s go that way.

All right. See ya, Steph.

See ya.

Hey, Ev, make sure you spell “geocaching” right. It keeps autocorrecting to “geocatching” for me, as does “cache” and “cupid.”

Well, I’m not writing about the fundraiser right now, Leo. I’m covering the fire at the Hortons’.

Oh. My gosh, all that Horton history gone. Nobody was hurt, though, right?

Everyone got out in time.

Including those sweet kids, Thomas and Charlotte. I don’t normally like children, but those two, cutest little punims I’ve ever seen. And they’re not, like, greedy, obnoxious, and rude like most kids. Thank God everybody got out alive, even if their precious belongings didn’t survive. But the way I see it, trying to find joy by acquiring things, it’s like trying to satisfy your hunger by taping pigs in a blanket to your belly.

[curious percussive music] Oh, yeah, I’m not quite as shallow as you thought I was, am I?

[soft mysterious music]


 

[gasps]

[clears throat] Hello there.

Hey, babe. I’m gonna need a minute. I didn’t think you’d be ready so fast.

Oh, yeah. Well, I am ready. I am so ready.

Hey.

How’s our sweetheart doing?

He’s great. Look at that little smile. It’s because of that teddy bear. I know it is.

Is that new?

Yeah. It’s his first Valentine’s Day gift.

Oh.

And, of course, we got Mommy something too. Let’s see if Mommy likes it.

Oh. Eric, it’s–it’s so cute.

You do like it, right?

Mm-hmm. Yes, of course.

Well, let me put it on you.

[serious piano music]


There you go. Let me see. It’s beautiful.

Mm-hmm. And I got you a little gift too.

Oh, really? Shall we see what Mommy got me?


[both laugh] Oh. Um, I don’t think it’s my size.

It’s definitely mine. And I intend to wear it for you tonight.

I can’t wait. You know this guy is gonna fade fast, so we should get going, right?

[tense music]


Great.

 

[sighs] It’s such a relief to have you home. Both of you.

It’s such a relief to be home. And–and, EJ, I just– I-I can’t thank you enough.

Thank Sarah Horton. She’s been managing Holly’s case. From here, the Italian doctors have been sharing everything with her.

Yes, thank God.

Not to mention, she’s guided me on everything that Holly would need, set us up with the best staff she could find. I just did whatever it would take to get the two of you back home.

And we both know you went above and beyond.

Oh, my love, it feels so good to have you in my arms again.

I’ve missed you so much, EJ.

Mm. Well, no more missing each other. You are back home where you belong.

Yeah.

[laughs]

Mm-hmm.

Much as I know, I had no choice but to pull the trigger. I can still feel the shock of it. And I pray to God I’m never put in that situation again.

Yeah, well, hopefully you won’t be.

Here you go.

Yeah, you can return to active duty whenever you’re ready.

I’ve never been more ready, Commissioner. Thank you so much. Thank you both.

Okay.

[gentle music]

[door slams shut]

Well, she’s having a good Valentine’s Day.

Yeah, she definitely seems relieved. But you know what? She’s–she’s pretty private. I’m not sure if she has a romantic life or, really, what her personal story is.

Yeah, well, she’s had a rough past couple days. Hopefully she has someone that she can be with. I know I’m glad I do.

As am I. And to show my gratitude…


Happy Valentine’s Day, Commish.

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Any leads on how the fire started?

Um, from what I’ve heard so far, it sounds like it was arson.

Arson? Huh. Well, I will bet that whoever set the Horton house ablaze was a love-starved, probably very unattractive person who couldn’t stand that all the Hortons and Williams and anyone else that’s inhabited that house over the years were all so lovey-dovey with each other.

[gasps] Could that have been the motive? Plain old jealousy?

[curious music] And speaking of romance and Valentine’s Day–

We weren’t.

Well, we are now. So though I know you know this, everyone does, I will remind you that my boyfriend, my gorgeous boyfriend, who I miss with every cell of my being, is in the slammer. So I don’t have plans tonight. Hint hint.

Oh.

Mm-hmm.

As lovely as that sounds, Leo, um, I actually–I do– I have plans tonight.

Oh, damn it, I should have known. With Miss Stephanie, right? The beautiful brunette with the legs that won’t quit?

That would be her.

Mm-hmm.

Well, she does seem to like me. She has laughed at several of my jokes and has very rarely sneered at me, unlike most people in this town. So maybe I can tag along.

Yeah, um, we’re, like, going on a double date sort of a thing. But if you don’t mind being the fifth wheel, I can–

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. A third wheel is one thing, but a fifth wheel would make me feel way too pathetic. Perhaps I will check out C-A-C-H-I-N-G Cupid. Maybe I’ll find my valentine hidden in the square.

Good luck with that.

Thank you. And Happy Valentine’s Day to you, Everett. Enjoy your double date while I– since I think I will be batting zero at the scavenger hunt– will likely be back in my room watching “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for the hundredth time, munching on Nutter Butter Bites. See ya.


Wow, Jada, this is so great.

It’s an antique sheriff badge from the s. It took me a while to find the perfect one.

“To my personal Wild Bill, you will always be my hero.”

You know, he may have died in Deadwood, but he was born in Illinois, you know.

Oh, I know. I know.

[both laugh] Wow, this–Jada, really. This took a lot of thought. Thank you.

Yeah, well, I enjoyed doing the research. And I know you’ve been buried under all of your work, so don’t even feel obligated to–

To have got you a gift? Hmm? Hmm?

[romantic music]


Aww, chocolates.

Mm.

Yum.

Try one.

Oh. Well, maybe after dinner. I don’t wanna spoil my appetite.

Oh, okay. So you’re gonna deny me having one?

Oh, no, of course not.

Oh, okay.

Okay. What? Oh, Rafe. “Nevertheless, she persisted.” Aww. Look at my man embracing his inner feminist.

Mm-hmm. To the strongest, bravest, most persistent woman I know.

I love the gift.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Aw, you too.

Oh, God. We are still at work, aren’t we?

Oh, we are. Unfortunately.

Yeah.

 

[clears throat] So thanks for the gift, boss.

Yeah, yeah. Happy Valentine’s Day, Detective Hunter.

Hmm.

[both laugh]

The Sweet Bits container.

Oh, I will go grab myself one.

Uh, no fair. You have to find your own clue, sir. Here, take this.

Mm, mm, mm, mm.

[gentle guitar music]

What?

Nothing. I just love hanging with you.

Well, I love hanging with you. And given everything that’s been going on lately, I think we needed this, some escapist fun.

Definitely.

Okay, so I learned a little Italian while I was there.

Oh.

Yes, of course, to impress you. And Italian’s, like, your second language, right?

Mm.

[speaking Italian]

Oh. Oh my. Okay. Okay, so here we go.

 

[clears throat]

I mean…

[speaking Italian]

Oh.

[both chuckle] Oh, EJ, thank you again so much for bringing Holly and me back and for setting everything up so beautifully.

It was rather selfish on my part. I just–I just missed you both so terribly.

Missed you too.


And to celebrate your homecoming and Valentine’s Day, I had Chef make us a very special meal. But I completely understand if you don’t want to celebrate.

Oh. Yes, of course I do. And Holly’s home now and she’s breathing on her own. And my valentine, my wonderful, thoughtful, generous husband made it all happen. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

All right, cool. So I am glad we’re on the same page for tonight.

Well, yeah, of course we are. I mean, really? Have dinner with my beautiful, sexy girlfriend, or stay at work? It’s really not a tough choice.

Great, then I will text Stephanie and let her know that we’re on our way.

Okay, cool.

Mm-hmm.

You finally get to meet her boyfriend, right?

Oh, yeah. You know, I’ve been really looking forward to that.

Yeah, you know, um, I’ve actually met him a few times when he was covering business, police business for “The Spectator.”

Oh.

Seems like a pretty cool guy.

Interesting.

Yeah.

You know, my ex, he was– he was also a reporter. But it turns out that he was not a cool guy at all.

Real SOB from what you’ve told me.

Yeah. But you know what? I do not wanna think about him tonight at all, especially when I’m with one of the coolest of cool guys I know on Valentine’s Day, whom I absolutely adore.

Who adores you right back.


 

[hums] Ooh, stop right here. Ah, yes, one terrific shot for the website. Thanks, you guys. Ah, Leo Stark is here. If I don’t get a shot of him, I will never hear the end of it. Excuse me.

Sure. Hey, big guy.

Oh.

Hey, you wanna see what’s going on in the square tonight?

Yeah, sure.

Okay.

Let’s, um– let’s just go that way. More interesting window displays for you.

Okay. Great.

[soft music]


Sorry that took so long. Wow. You look amazing.

I’d say you look pretty spiffy yourself too, Mr. Alex Kiriakis.

Oh, it’s the same old suit.

Yeah, but you wear it so well.

Thank you.

And I have something for you.

What is this? Babe. This is so nice. Are you kidding? This is great. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

Oh, I love it.

It matches my dress. You want to wear it?

Oh, please, yes. It does match. How does it look?

I would say that you and I look pretty damn fine.

I agree. Mm. We should probably go to the Bistro, right?

Mm-hmm.

Okay. Let’s go.

The Bistro, a perfect place to propose.

Did you say something?

No. Mm-mm. I just said, “I can’t wait to spend the evening with my very handsome honey.” It’s gonna be such a momentous night.

Thank you.

Mm-hmm.

[phone ringing]

This is Everett Lynch.

 

[gasps] Couldn’t hurt to answer your phone.

Oh. Hi, Steph.

Hey, where are you? I thought we were gonna meet in the square before dinner.

Wha–what time is it? Oh, my God, I-I’m– I’m so sorry. Um, more intel came in and I– it–it–it doesn’t matter. Um, I probably just need, like, minutes to finish this up, and then I’ll change and I’ll meet you at the pub. Does that–does that work?

Yeah, sure. That’s fine.

Okay. I’ll, uh– I’ll be there, I promise.

You better be.

Here we are.

Wow. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

[gentle ambient music]


Well, this is a perfect table. We can see everyone, and everyone can see us.

That is true.

[laughs]

Oh, no, none– none for me, thank you. I’ll just have a mocktail. Just cranberry juice and soda. Thank you.

Same for me, please.

Of course.

Thanks.

Let’s drink to us. To a night to remember.

To a night to remember.

Yes, yes, yes! Oh, how I love this game.

Leo must have found another container. Leo.

Excuse me, what are you doing?

Let’s see what he found.

Look who’s here. Two of my favorite people in the world. And Sloan. Hey, you little cutie patootie, remember me?

Please, Leo, don’t touch him. He’s sleeping.

No, he isn’t. Check out the way he’s looking at me, like he’s known me since the day he was born.

Mm, so, Leo, how’s the scavenger hunt going?

Amazing, I have found six containers so far. Unfortunately, none of them large enough for a hottie to hide in, though.

 

[laughs]

So what are you saying?

Oh, here, you guys should try it. All you need are your phones and the app– ugh!

Don’t touch that, please.

Jeez, Sloan. Today is supposed to be a day for romance, not grumpiness. Can you at least try pasting on that radiant smile? Ugh, I guess all we’re getting is Frau Farbissina.

Uh, I’m sorry, what?

From the “Austin Powers” movies? Dr. Evil’s henchwoman and founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army, who helps Dr. Evil in his plans to terrorize and take over the world? You get it, don’t you, Sloan?

See ya, Leo.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Bye-bye.

[quirky playful music]

 

[laughs] Oh, he’s a lot. But he’s harmless.

Huh.

Mm. I think we’re gonna need more butter for the bread. Waiter, uh, excuse me. Uh…

[sighs] What are you doing?

Hmm? Oh, I’m just, um… rearranging the flowers. They’re so lovely, aren’t they?

[sniffs]

They are lovely, yeah. You need another mocktail?

Nope, I’m good.

Mm. Okay. So tomorrow, you’re going to go visit Tate with Brady, right?

Yeah. It’s actually, um, the first time after he went to rehab, and I’m so excited. And I know he’s gonna be relieved to hear that Holly is breathing on her own, even though she’s still in a coma. And, um, I guess I shouldn’t tell him about the fire that happened at the Horton house. Oh, jeez, so much bad news lately, huh?

Yeah. Well, I am sure that you’re gonna have some good news to share with him too.

 

[exhales pointedly] I sure hope so.

[romantic music]


Oh, my goodness, what a dinner. Cook outdid himself.

Mm-hmm. All for you, my darling. Care to join me for a drink?

Yeah, I’d love to. Wow, I am still so in shock about the fire at Doug and Julie’s and Harris Michaels being shot. It’s such a tragedy. And thank God no one was hurt in the fire.

Quite a miracle, really.

Yeah. So what happened? I read that they think it’s arson.

Apparently it was. And we think that whoever was responsible for it is the same person behind the drugs that fell into Holly’s hands.

What? Oh, my God.

And we are inches away from nailing him.

I’ll get us drinks.

Okay. A glass of red for me.

Okay. And there’s Steph.

Hey, guys.

Oh, Stephanie!

Hi.

Hey. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Same to you.

Yeah. I was just about to get us drinks. What would you like?

Ooh. Um, red wine for me, please.

Red wine, okay.

So how’s it going out there?

Oh, fundraiser is a huge hit. And since “The Spectator” is a sponsor, I’m really relieved that it’s such a success.

That’s so good. And speaking of “The Spectator,” where is this mystery boyfriend of yours? I mean, he does exist, right?

 

[laughing] Yes, he does. He said that he would be here. He promised.

Okay, great. I can’t wait to meet him.


Okay. It’s telling me there’s a cache… there. Oh!

Oh, very nice.

[Wendy laughs] Let’s see. Oh, cool.

Oh.

It’s Tom and Alice facts. Tom and Alice trivia, ooh, okay.

Look, I’m– I’m not sure that I’m gonna be a whiz at this one.

Yeah, me neither, but we can give it a try, right?

Okay.

Ah, multiple-choice.

[clears throat]

Okay.

Four facts about Tom and Alice, and you have to guess which is true. One, Alice Horton’s donuts were once spiked with weed and got Salem’s finest woman toasted. Two, the Hortons once ran the Salem clinic out of their own home.

Uh-huh.

Three, Tom Horton was once a beat poet named Norm De Plume. And four, there was no more beloved couple in Salem than these two.

Well, I mean, it’s gotta be number four, right? Because I hear all the time how amazingly wonderful Tom and Alice were and how everyone totally worshipped them.

It’s true. It’s true. But wrong. All the answers are correct.

What?

Mm-hmm.

Okay, well, first of all, how did the donuts get spiked and who else got stoned? We’re gonna have to look into that. Oh, and also, where can we read the poetry of Norm De Plume? Because we’re gonna have to look into that too.

We will. We will. I promise we will, but, uh, let’s stick to the topic on hand. You lost, so I get the point.

No fair.

Yeah, that’s how it works.

No. It was supposed to be multiple-choice. How’s it multiple-choice if every answer is right? Might as well be called no choice at all.

Don’t be a sore loser, Shin.

Okay, Johnson. Oh, I’m so gonna get you on the next one.

Mm-hmm.

[unsettling music]

 

[clears throat]

Ah.

Thank you for the perfect homecoming. Oh, my gosh, I’m thanking you again, aren’t I?

Mm-hmm. And I predict more thanks to come since you haven’t yet opened your Valentine’s Day gift.

Okay.

Oh, my God. Here, come with me.

Okay.

[soft uplifting music] Oh. EJ, that’s gorgeous.

It’s a Japanese healing bowl. Listen.

[bowl ringing softly]

Wow.

You can put it in Holly’s room and use it whenever to meditate or pray or if you want to sing to your precious daughter.

 

[grumbles playfully, laughs]

Oh, you have a beautiful voice.

EJ, I-I love it. It’s perfect. Oh. Come here. But I-I-I didn’t get you anything. You know, between traveling and settling in, I–

I don’t need or want anything that you haven’t already given me, and that’s your presence. Having you home is the best Valentine’s Day gift I could have hoped for.


Mm.

Look at him. He’s sleeping like a puppy. You know what, I should probably get him to sleep.

Mm. Well, then I will slip into something more comfortable.

[light music]


 

[sighs]

Hey, check that out, over there.

Check what out?

Uh, uh–

Wait, what are you looking at?

Oh, maybe–maybe I meant over there.

Another container?

Yeah, um. No, no. Like, there-ish.


What is this? And why does it have my name on it? Tripp. No.

No, what?

This isn’t–

No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, this is not a ring. This is not a ring.

Oh, okay.

Yeah.

‘Cause I just thought that would kind of feel like–

Like I’m rushing things, which I’m not, okay? This is not a ring, I promise.

Right. So…


Oh, Tripp.

Those are the ones, right?

The ones I pointed out in Baron’s window last week? Yes, these are definitely the ones. And they are perfect. Thank you.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

I got something for you too.

Mm.

Mm-hmm.

Ooh.

 

[laughs]

Whoa, cuff links. Oh, caduceus cuff links. These are awesome!

Yep, to wear on crisp white shirts, just like James Bond’s.

[as James Bond]

Ah, I’ll be sex personified.

You already are.


[music darkens]


Theresa, thank you for setting all this up. The meal was great, with even greater company.

Oh. I know. I couldn’t agree more.

Well, I guess there’s only one thing left to do.

 

[gasps]

Waiter, check please.

Huh?

Thank you, sir. Oh.

 

[gasps]

[gentle ambient music]


Okay. I guess we are all done here.

Oh, come on, Alex! Come on! You know I’m such an impatient person! This is just driving me absolutely crazy, so could you just do it?

Do what?

You know what. You know, and you also know my answer is yes. Yes!

See what my very tasteful man got me.

Oh, wow. It’s beautiful.

Thank you. Yeah. I never in my life took me an advantage of an enemy.

Huh?

Wild Bill Hickok, you know. Just the greatest sheriff of all time.

Oh.

Well, next to you.

Oh, baby.

Okay, I’m going to run to the ladies’ room, okay?

Okay. All right, hurry back.

Steph?

Mm, I’m good. I’m good.

[gasps] You made it.

Yeah, I said I would.

Yeah.

[tense music]

Well, hey, hey.

Hey, hey.

Good to see you, pal.

Good to see you too. Oh.

Oh, also, uh, Happy Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine’s Day. Thank you so much. But not as good as it is to see–sorry, no offense– my best girl, my love.


So what do you think? How do they look?

Classy.

[Wendy laughs] You have excellent taste.

Why, thank you.

But sadly, my wonderful cuff links will have to wait for the right attire.

Tripp Johnson?

Yeah?

I’m Officer Goldman, Salem PD. Hey, Wendy.

Has something happened out there, Officer?

Uh, no, and I’m not here for the scavenger hunt. Rafe had me keeping an eye on you two.

Wait. On–on us? Why?

He had some intel. Had to confirm it, and he has. Tripp, you may be in danger.

What?

I need to get you to a safe location–both of you.

Wait, wait. What–what is this about? Does this have anything to do with my mom or Harris?

Rafe will give me the details later, but I have to get you to safety. Now.

Hey, baby. Honey, look what EJ got us.

[bowl ringing softly] Isn’t it lovely?

[gentle piano music]

[monitor beeping steadily

[

The medical staff will be here in the morning. In the meantime, we have the alert monitor right there. And that will let us know if anything changes.

Okay. Night, darling. EJ… she has to come back to us. She has to.

And she will. She will.

[heartfelt music]


 

[whispers] Eric.

 

[mutters]

Eric.

[baby grunts]

[tense music]


Hey, what are you doing tonight? Well, I’m all alone too. Happy? Oh, very much alone. Meet me at Small Bar? Great, I’ll see you there.

Oh. Please, come on, don’t sit there like you don’t know what I’m talking about.

I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’m sorry.

 

[sighs] I saw the ring, Alex. I wasn’t snooping. I just–it fell out of your jacket when I went to go put it away. I’m sorry if that ruined the surprise.

[suspenseful music]

Don’t be. Um, I’m not.

You’re not what? You’re not sorry?

Baby, I am sorry. Um… I think you got this wrong.

What?


 

[sighs]

You mean you… you weren’t– you’re not gonna ask me to marry you?

I just think maybe we should talk about this a little bit first.

No, we should not. We should not talk about this. I-I have nothing to say to you.

Okay. I think– I think we should– Theresa.

I have–no.

Theresa.

I’m just–

[chair clatters] Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!


Oh, yeah. It’s pretty cool. I like it.

“Pretty cool,” huh? It’s from the Wild Bill era.

Okay.

Oh-ho. Don’t get him started. Do you know how many quotes he’s memorized by heart?

All of ’em.

[Stephanie laughs]

I am impressed, very impressed. Though, I have nothing to show for it yet since Steph and I are exchanging gifts later.

Well, well, well, is this the elusive Everett Lynch?

[dramatic musical sting]

[dramatic music]

[whispers] Oh, my God. Bobby?


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[yawns] Alex. Alex? Hello?

[imitating echo] Hello. Hello, hello, hello, hello. Alex Kiriakis!

[mysterious music] Where the heck are you?


Thanks for checking in, Rafe. Oh, oh, I’m–I’m doing all right, all right. Just frustrated that I can’t be available to you / right now. Getting those drugs off the street, that’s a great start. Ah. Oh, yeah. I appreciate that. Oh–and thank you. Thank you for the– the beautiful flowers. Oh. Oh, well, your department must have sent them then. Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Yeah, I–I will, mm-hmm. Yeah, bye-bye.

Well, Happy Valentine’s Day, Paulina.

[both chuckling]

Same to you, Abraham. And are those white roses for me?

Yes. Not–not traditional, I know. But I did a little bit of research, and they stand for love and hope and new beginnings.

Well then…

[inhales deeply] Who needs traditional?

[both chuckle]

[soft, sweet music]

Ugh, I cannot wait to see her reaction.

I have a feeling that it’s not gonna be very subtle.

Oh, no. Mama doesn’t know the meaning of that word.

Yeah, that’s part of what makes her so lovable, right?

Yeah, it is, that and her courage and her big heart. And speaking of big hearts, it was very kind of to do this.

Oh, please, come on. It’s no sacrifice on my part. I love the idea just as much as you do. Besides, I would do anything to make you happy.

Well, this makes me very happy. And Mama is gonna be over the moon.

Yeah, just like I am. Over the moon, head over heels…


Mmm.

Happy anniversary, sweetness.

Happy anniversary. Ugh, this is beautiful.

And speaking of beautiful, I gotta say, you’re even more beautiful than the first time I laid eyes on you.

Liar.

Mm-mm.

 

[chuckling] Yes.

No, I’m not a liar. We’ve had so many years together, so many adventures. Let me tell you something, as crazy as some of those adventures have been over the years…

Yeah.

They brought us to where we are right now. And I’m so grateful for every one of them.

Me too.


Surprise! Happy anni–

[gasps] Oh, my God. I’m sorry. I-I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

[door closes]

Ah… mm, so much for that adventure, huh?

Yeah. Yes.

 

[chuckles]


I’m so glad you insisted on this.

Beautiful day, isn’t it?

It is. And it really does help, I mean, getting out in nature and– and the fresh air, being able to breathe.

Especially after last night.

Yeah. I hope Harris is going to be all right. And oh, my gosh, what the Hortons are all going through.

Doug and Julie know that we will help them any way we can.

Yeah.

Yeah.

 

[exhales deeply] Oh–

[laughs] Oh, my gosh. Look what somebody has done. They’ve set up a beautiful Valentine’s Day picnic. You know what? We should go. We don’t want to intrude on their romance–

I don’t think we’d be intruding.

No?

Nah, especially since this beautiful Valentine’s Day picnic is for you.


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Um, Stephanie.

Mom, Dad, I am so sorry. I’m an idiot. I shouldn’t have busted in like that.

No, no. It’s okay. It’s our fault for not locking the door.

My fault for not knocking. Anyway, um, happy anniversary!

[laughter] To the sweetest, most romantic couple that I know. And this food, it can wait, if you want to, you know, get back to what you were doing.

No, no, no! No, no, no, no, no. What we want to do is enjoy this beautiful meal that you put together for us. Isn’t that right, Steve?

Well, y-yeah.

You don’t sound so sure, Dad.

Oh, no, no. He’s sure. We’re both sure. We both are sure.

We’re sure.

We’re sure.

Okay. All right. Well, then I’ll set it up.

Okay.

Great.

All right.

You are crazy.

What?

She went to a lot of trouble for this. And she wanted to surprise us. I think she was really embarrassed walking in on us getting ready to, you know.

Getting ready to? I think we were a little further along than that, weren’t we?

Shh! Quiet.

Shh, shh. I’m just saying.

And I’m just saying that I would not be comfortable going back in there, doing, you know, when she’s out here knowing what we’re doing in there.

Yeah, yeah. Okay, okay. Tell you what, I promise I won’t make you or our daughter uncomfortable. How about that?

Okay, that’s good. You are a good sport and a good papa and a better lover, and I can’t wait to get back to where we left off.

Okay.

Shh.

All right.

Okay, guys, come and get it.

 

[sighs] Well, did you at least leave a note, Alex? Somewhere? No, of course not.

[intriguing music]


[gasps] Oh, my God. The ring’s not there anymore. Okay. Okay, so he took it with him because…

[gasps] He’s gonna propose today. Oh, my God. It’s Valentine’s Day. He took the ring because he’s probably gonna put it in– in a dessert like a chocolate soufflĂ© at the Bistro, or maybe he’s having a florist put it in a rose bouquet, or maybe he’s out with the ring right now because he’s buying a box of chocolates and he’s gonna put the ring in the box of chocolates. Yes, yes!

[laughs] That’s why. He’s gonna surprise me when he pops the question. Okay, so I need–I need to– I need to surprise him by looking like the fiancĂ©e of his dreams.

[squeals]

[laughs]

 

[laughs]

Oh, my gosh. Talk about going above and beyond. Wow, and even– even in the dead of winter.

Hence the heat lamps.

I’m so grateful.

Mmm.

Now just… the beauty of the water and this amazing spread, it really is a perfect Valentine’s Day.

Oh, sweetheart. I am just hoping that it makes up a little bit for us being apart last year on Valentine’s Day.

Apart? Well, that’s a euphemistic way of saying it.

You know, if anything good came out of that, it just gave me a greater appreciation for every day and every moment that I have with you, if that’s even possible. And let me tell you, pretty lady, that this Valentine celebration is just beginning.

Okay.

Okay. Now, what I have done is, I downloaded that montage of pictures Johnny put together. You know, the ones that I showed you up on the rooftop, all those pictures of our beautiful family. And I got to thinking, it might be nice tonight for you and I just to lie in our bed and look at those pictures all over again under different circumstances.

I would love that.

Doesn’t seem like a year since we were up on that rooftop, does it?

Time goes by so quickly.

That’s a fact.

You know, what I wouldn’t give to do it all over again.

Well, Doc, we actually don’t have time to do it all over again because we are too busy making memories right now.

True. Like today.

Like today.


[intriguing music]

[door opening]

Hey.

There you are.

Good morning.

Well, I was starting to get a little worried because you don’t normally leave without leaving me a note or a text.

I’m sorry.

You’re forgiven. But just this once.

Oh.

So where were you?

There was just something I needed to take care of.

Okay. Well, now that you’re here, you are just in time for a very special breakfast, banana cream waffles, Ă  la Donovan.

Wow.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Mm. That’s right, it is Valentine’s Day, isn’t it? Babe, there’s something I gotta tell you though, too. I’m not really that hungry. Do you think maybe you’d be up to go for a walk instead?

A walk?

Yeah.

A walk? Oh. Yeah. We can go for a walk. Okay, I’m just gonna get changed then.

Okay.

Oh, Abraham. They are so beautiful.

[both chuckle] Oh, well, I guess it’s white roses day.

What do you mean?

Well, see, those are from the Chamber of Commerce, and their twin right over there, they’re from the Salem PD.

[laughs] Well, you know, are white roses some kind of good luck charm for making it through surgery or something?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mama!

 

[gasps] Hey, baby girl and Johnny. You two didn’t have to come this morning.

Oh, come on. We wanted to come. There’s no place we’d rather be, right, Chanel?

Definitely not.

Mm–uh, and look at that. You bought me white roses too? Not that they–you know, they aren’t beautiful, but, uh, I could open me a white flower shop.

[laughter]

Yeah.

Uh-uh, I’m getting the feeling that this is not a coincidence. Uh–okay. Okay. All these white flowers. who’s gonna tell me what’s going on in here?

Okay. Well, your surgery is not the only reason that we’re all here today.

No. No, it isn’t. So I think it’s finally time that we let you in on a little surprise. This is my bridal bouquet. And…ta-da! Johnny and I are getting married today.

What? I-I thought you postponed the wedding. You mean I won’t be there?

Oh, you’ll definitely be there, yes.

Yep, that is right, because we are getting married right here.

[soft, sweet music]


Delicious.

Yum.

So it’s Valentine’s Day…

Yes.

Mm-hmm.

And your anniversary.

Mm-hmm.

And I have a very important question.

Well, let’s hear it.

Which of your weddings was your favorite?

Oh. Definitely our first one on the yacht. Right, Steve?

Yes.

Mm-hmm.

Yes. Definitely.

Mm-hmm.

It was such a beautiful day.


The night before the wedding, your hearing was restored. But you hadn’t said a word for nearly two months. And the, um–the captain of the ship was officiating. Kimberly was speaking for you. And I could see how much you were trying to speak. You were trying so hard. So I signed “courage” to you. And finally, at first just in a whisper, you said my name.

Take you, Steve, to be my husband. I will love you and honor you and keep you, in sickness and in health.

And then you kept going, getting more and more confident. And you were finally able to say all those beautiful words to me.

Your papa gave me the courage to finally talk. It was a joyful, glorious moment. And everybody we loved was there to witness it.

I wouldn’t be the man I am right now if it wasn’t for you. See, I–I thought I was brave, but I found out that it takes more courage to open up to another person. I thought I was strong, but you showed me that it takes more strength to let people see your feelings. And… I thought I knew how to love. But now I know that it’s much harder to let someone love me. And that someone is you. You saw into my heart when no one else could, and you believed in me. So I’m gonna spend the rest of my life living up to the faith that you have in me. I don’t have much, baby. But what I have is yours. I’m yours. I love you, sweetness.

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of loving a man who was brave and strong and true, and of a romantic wedding on the water surrounded by all the people I love the most. I never told that secret dream to anyone. But somehow, you found out. You gave me that dream. You made it come true. There’s just one thing that’s different. It’s far more wonderful than I ever imagined. Well, I can certainly say that celebrating our anniversary here with the love of my life and our beautiful baby girl here with us, it really reminds me how lucky I am and how my life is better and richer and sweeter than I ever could have imagined it.

Mine too.


You’re getting married in here? In this room?

That is correct, with the former mayor of Salem officiating.

That’s right. And I come complete with a fully authorized marriage license.

Oh, wait a minute. You–you planned all this? So those flowers are not from the Chamber of Commerce or the Salem PD?

No, I had them sent here for the ceremony.

Oh, Lord, no wonder Rafe didn’t know what I was thanking him for. Oh, my, oh, my! Oh–oh, no, wait, no. Are you two sure that this is what you want?

Oh, we are more than sure, Mama. And I would–I was hoping that you would be my matron of honor.

And I was hoping that you would be my best person.

And you can also give me away.

Oh, well, that’s a lot of jobs, but I’m up for it! Oh, and do I hear wedding bells? So hey, let’s–let’s do it. Let’s do it. Let’s get this show on the road.

[soft, sweet music]

So you two were married four times, right?

Um–

Uh, well, um, actually five, if you count the time we got married in the mountains, in the snow. Well, we– we exchanged personal vows.

Mm-hmm.

And do you remember I gave you a ring that I was wearing…

Mm-hmm.

On a chain around my neck?

Mm-hmm.

Yeah.

Yeah, with all the ice on the trees, we called it our snowy cathedral.

Aww.

That’s right.

Well, I don’t have any photos of your wedding in the snow, but I did gather some photos from your other weddings as a little anniversary, Valentine’s Day gift. both: Aww.

What a wonderful gift.

So sweet.

Oh, my gosh, look at how handsome your papa was back then.

[both chuckle] Of course, I think you’re more handsome now, of course.

Oh, well, thank you.

Mm-hmm. Wow.

Oh, look at that.

Ah.

That’s from our wedding– our Valentine’s Day wedding three years ago. Do you remember what you said to me at that wedding, sweetness? ‘Cause I sure do.


I know I could never love another man the way I love you. I just–I love you. I love your courage and your– your kindness, passion. You’re smart and funny and so sexy. I love your devotion to your family and to me. I will never get tired of looking at your handsome face for the rest of my life. And I’m gonna tell you right now, this is the last time I am doing this, okay? It’s the last time.

 

[laughing] Okay.

I am never, never letting you go again. Do you understand me?

I do.

And I meant every word.

I know you did, baby. And I second that emotion because I’m never, ever gonna leave you either.


[both laugh]

Well, pretty clear for February, huh?

Yeah, I–hold on.

Really? Right now?

Look.

[laughs]

Oh, yeah, it’s John and Marlena.

Come here. Hey, you two. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Hi, Alex, Theresa.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

You too.

You too, and this spread. Wow, you know how to celebrate.

Yes.

Wow.

W-would you like to join us?

No, we wouldn’t want to intrude.

Nah, nah, what do you mean? Look, we got more food than we can handle here. So if you feel like it, please join us, please.

No, no, it’s–it’s up– it’s up to Alex.

Well, again, I-I want to make sure you’re not thinking we’re, like, imposing.

No, not–

You’re not imposing. We’d enjoy the company, right?

I mean, this is kind of great, right? We didn’t have any plans. I mean–

Yeah, this is great since we have no plans. Yay.

Oh, here, let me take this.

Thanks.

Of course. Wow.

We are gathered here today to join Chanel DuPree and John Roman DiMera in the holy union of marriage. Now, the most remarkable moment of life is when you meet the person who makes you feel complete. And for Johnny and Chanel, that remarkable moment has led to this one. So without further delay, Johnny, would you repeat after me?

Yes.

I, John Roman, take you, Chanel, to be my wedded wife…

I, John Roman, take you, Chanel, to be my wedded wife…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer, for poorer…

In sickness and health, to love and cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

In sickness…

[clears throat] And in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

Chanel, it’s your turn.

[soft, sweet music]


I, Chanel, take you, John Roman, to be my wedded husband…

I, Chanel, take you, John Roman, to be my wedded husband…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

To have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do us part. This is my solemn vow.

And now for the exchange of rings.

 

[gasps] Wait a minute. Um, don’t you two want to say something personal?

Um, yeah, I– I don’t know about you, but I definitely have something personal I would like to say.

Now, the first time I did this, set up a romantic picnic for my beautiful bride here, it was in a park in West Virginia, and it was our first honeymoon.

[laughter]

It was in early September, and John wanted to go for a walk, and he– he brought along a white picnic basket with a blanket that he spread out on the lawn.

[soft music]


* Did you ever dream * * Love would come and stay? * * Well, I did * * I wish that dream could last * * Forever * both: * True loves comes once in a lifetime * * True love *

* You’re the one I want to live for *

* I want to live for *

* You’re the one I need to find *

* I need to find * both: * And the truth is, I will only feel this way * * Once in a lifetime *

So many wonderful memories.

And we’re still making them.

 

[sighs] So what’s your secret to staying madly in love for, like, years?

Well, I don’t think it was actually years. We–we met in . But there were a few years where we weren’t together.

But we always found our way back to each other. Now to answer your question, what’s the– what’s the secret of staying madly in love? Well, it boils down to two things. Number one is respect. Number two is trust. And of course, always staying romantic helps.

Do you remember, the Valentine’s Day dance at the hospital?

Oh.

You paid a fortune to dance with me.

Worth every penny.

Oh, come on, you can’t just leave it at that.

Details, details, please tell us.

Hmm.

It was , I think.

‘, yeah, for sure.

Yeah. And there was a hospital dance and auction.

And winning a dance with this knockout here was one of the auction items.

I was so afraid nobody would bid on it.

Well, yeah. The bidding started out low and slow. I mean, there was Sean Brady, and then there was Tom Horton, and then–

And then?

I stepped up to the plate. And I won the dance of a lifetime, for a mere $,.

[coughs sarcastically]

What? K?

You heard me.

Wow. I’d say that that’s top dollar.

Yeah.

Well, everybody thought that we were just friends up until then. But I think after the dance, they realized we were a lot more than just friends.

Like I said, worth every penny.

Oh, I’m sorry. We haven’t offered you anything. Would you like some lemonade or some iced tea?

No, I’m good. Thank you though.

Me too.

Actually, Alex, would you just excuse us? Marlena, can you show me where the ladies’ room is? I just need to freshen up a little bit.

Ladies’ room? I’m not sure they’ll have a ladies’ room. I think there may be a restroom somewhere.

Yeah.

We’ll figure it out.

Okay. I don’t really have to go. I just–I’m dying to tell somebody that Alex is going to ask me to marry him today.

Oh, are you sure?

Yes. Well, see, I found this gorgeous ring in his jacket pocket. I wasn’t snooping or anything. And just the jacket was on the chair. I was going to go put it away. And then the ring fell out, and I put the ring back. And then this morning, the same jacket was on the chair, but there was no ring. So that tells me that Alex has the ring with him right now. Either that, or he’s dropped it off at The Bistro or somewhere, I don’t know, so that he can have it hidden somewhere so that he can surprise me with it when he proposes.

Theresa, I’m– I’m not sure about this.

Why? What do you mean?

Well, I don’t– I don’t know if he’s planning on proposing or not. But–excuse me if I’m overstepping. But I wonder if you don’t want to get things with your son in order before you make a huge life change.

Okay. Well, I do understand that. But I mean, I’ll just tell Alex that it’ll be a really long engagement. We don’t have to get married right away. Right? And plus, Marlena, I don’t– I don’t want to upset him and say no when he proposes to me, especially since he’s bought me such a beautiful ring.

Hey, Alex. You okay?

Yeah. Yeah. I’m good. Just feeling a little pressured.

Not sure what you mean by that.

I mean, it’s Valentine’s Day. And, you know, when you’re with somebody it’s like, they expect you to be intensely romantic, like you are with Dr. Evans.

Yeah, well, you know, you and Theresa are in a relatively new relationship here. And just because it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to be intensely romantic as you put it. You know, it’s okay. It’s okay if you don’t feel that way as long as you’re honest with yourself about it, and with Theresa.

Yeah. You’re absolutely right. I have to be honest with myself and with her.

Thank you, baby girl. This was just the best, the sweetest. Thank you.

Yes.

You’re so welcome, Mom. I know that Valentine’s Day is very special to you two. So I wanted to honor that.

You sure did, little sweetness. Thank you. So what about you? What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Actually, I’m going to go check in on the Cash and Cupid event that kicks off later this morning.

Oh.

And by the way I’m going to be gone for many hours, many, many hours if anyone wants to know. And Abe’s already been gone for the day, so–

Oh, well, we know that because we talked to him last night. And he told us about his surprise for Paulina, that’s so nice.

That’s so great he’s officiating another surprise wedding, huh?

Yeah, it is. I am so happy for Johnny and Chanel.

Yeah.

Hello. Um… Chanel, today, you have made me the happiest man in the world by agreeing to share the rest of your life with me. The journey which led us to this moment was certainly not without its own unique ups and downs. Nevertheless, here we are. And I thank God for that. Now I don’t know where life’s gonna take us from here. I really don’t care. Because I know that wherever it is, we will be together. So…

[clears throat] Give me your tired feet, give me your burnt donuts, give me your lost car keys. Just give me you every day. In return, I will give you all my love for the rest of my days. I promise to respect you and cherish you, to encourage and comfort you, to care for and protect you now and forever.

Johnny–

Mm-hmm.

 

[chuckles] I love you with a passion that I don’t really know how to express in words. All I can do is show you through tender kisses and watching scary movies, every single scary movie with you. Even though I hate them, you make me feel safe. And sticking by your side through thick and thin because I know that together, we can overcome anything. I look forward to years of adventure by your side. You make me laugh. You made me think. And above all, you make me better. I give you my hand I give you my heart and I give you my love for all the years to come.

Well, now this couple will exchange rings as a symbol of their love and devotion.

Thank you very much.

Okay. That one’s yours. With this ring, I thee wed.

With this ring, I thee wed.

And now, by the authority vested in me, I pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.


This is such a happy day.

Congratulations, you two.

Yes, sir.

My darling girl.

Oh, come here.

Oh, congratulations.

Yes.

This looks like a special occasion.

Very special. Oh, my beautiful daughter just got married to my handsome new son-in-law Oh, and you know, for the second time actually, but most definitely for the last– right? Right, Johnny?

Yes. Yes. Yes. Most definitely, the last. You’re stuck with me forever.

I better be. I better be.

Well, I’m sorry to break this up, but it’s time to take you to surgery.

Oh. All right, I’m–I’m ready.

We’ll be right here when you get back, Paulina.

All right, I’m gonna walk you down the hall as far as they let me.

Okay.

I love you so much, Mama.

I love you too. Oh, I love you. I love you both. Okay.

[somber music]


She’s gonna be okay.

Yeah.

I know it.

Yes. I know it too.

And now we wait.

We do.

In our tux and gown. Best dressed couple in the hospital, right?

Best dressed married couple in the hospital. Hey, have I told you yet today how much I love you, wife?

Yes. You have. But you can tell me again, husband.

I love you so much, Chanel.

I love you too, Johnny.

Do we just have the most dolly daughter in the entire world? So sweet.

Just like her mama.

Mm, I think her papa’s pretty sweet too.

Thank you. And now as much as I adore our little girl, I’m really kinda glad that she’s not gonna be home for a while.

Yeah. So am I. In fact, I’m a little bit more than kinda.

Oh baby.

Come on.

You ready to get busy?

No, careful now.


Isn’t it such a treat running into John and Marlena, hearing all these romantic stories.

Yeah, I liked them. I mean, they have a great marriage, obviously.

Something to strive for, right?

Yeah.

So do you want to do the scavenger hunt today? Cash in Cupid.

I don’t know, babe, maybe.

Okay. I mean, what do you– what do you have planned today? Super busy or–

I’m going to go by the office for the afternoon. But you do not have to come in today. It’s not necessary.

Okay, well, then I will just be here then, relaxing and waiting for you.

Sounds good.

Okay.

Also, I made a reservation at The Bistro because it’s Valentine’s Day. And they have a Valentine’s prefix. Are you interested?

Sure. Why not? I’m gonna go change for the office.

o’clock?

I’ll be there.

“Sure, why not?” He’s just trying to throw me, right? Yeah. I bet he definitely took the ring to The Bistro, and he’s gonna put it in like a soufflĂ©, or dessert, or whatever. Tonight is going to be the night that I become the future Mrs. Alex Kiriakis.


Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s Day, my love.

Well, since I get a kick out of surprising you, the pleasure is all mine.

I hope you didn’t mind me inviting Alex and Theresa to join us.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no. It was very nice of you, especially because they obviously didn’t have any other plans.

Right.

What’s–what’s that? What are you thinking?

Well, um, Theresa, I think, was expecting Alex to propose to her. She mentioned that when we went to the ladies’ room. And after having spent so much time chatting with Alex, I know that is not on his mind.

Yeah. Well, you know, I think the young man is doing a little soul searching because he told me that he feels like he’s under a lot of pressure to be “intensely romantic,” as he put it, because it’s Valentine’s Day. And I said, hey, kid, just take the pressure off yourself and be honest with Theresa.

Well, that’s very good advice.

Thank you.

Good for you. Speaking of intensely romantic, I got you a little something.

Oh, Doc.

It isn’t anywhere near as spectacular as all this.

You– oh. Wow. Okay. What you got there?

“Going home to Doc.” I’m gonna have to disagree, because this is perfect. And I’ll tell you why. Every time we’re apart, in my mind, I am always going home to you.


Just so you know, it’s a– it’s a combination of happy birthday and Valentine’s Day gift. Happy birthday, my love.


I love you. Now and forever.

I love you.

Now, I may not have $, on me right now.

[laughs]

But would you care to dance with me?


This one’s on the house.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[suspenseful music]

There you are.

You’re still up.

Obviously. I was starting to get worried about you. You were gone for such a long time. There were all these sirens. I’m sure you must have heard them.

Yeah, I did. I have no idea what that was all about.


 

[clears throat] Thank you for the clothes, Maggie.

Oh, um, Victor would be glad that they’ve come in handy. I know I should have donated them. I just can’t seem to bring myself to do that. Julie, can I get you anything? Something to drink maybe?

No, no. Thank you.

[tense music]

Where’s Doug?

Upstairs with the kids. They finally fell asleep. He doesn’t want to leave their side.

God bless him.

They were so scared. I mean, we all were.

I can’t even imagine. Oh, Chad, how absolutely terrifying.

It was. I, um– I’m not sure I’ve really been able to process any of it yet. Julie was so brave.

And she always is. And I know you were too, as you always are. Julie, it’s all right now. You and Chad and the kids, you’re all OK. Thank God. And that’s all that matters.

It is. It is. I know it is. The house is on fire, our home, but just a house, just a material thing. Your home is really your family. The people that you love is your home, isn’t that right?

Definitely.

I just don’t understand why it happened.

I know why. It was my fault, all my fault.

[phone ringing]

 

[sighs] It’s all hands on deck tonight, huh?

Yeah, the commish issued a tac alert, so we are out in full force since they targeted one of our own.

Any news on Harris?

No, not yet.

All right, where are we? I want updates on anything that we have on this shooting.

OK, we’re currently canvassing. We got police force everywhere. And we’re pulling some security footage, as well as interviewing witnesses who claim they heard gunshots.

What about his phone?

We’re trying to locate that now. How is he?

Alive, but it’s touch and go.

OK.

What about the pub?

Actually, I just got back. Everyone’s fine. But I’ll fill you in on that later.

OK. I’ve got Phillips at the hospital, giving me updates on Harris. I figured I could be more useful here.

Many of us in blue not on the streets are donating down at the blood bank.

That’s right. We always show up for each other in time of need.

Amen.

Oh, Wendy. Thanks for coming in.

Yeah, no problem. How can I help?

We’re gonna need you to scrub traffic cam footage.

Yeah, sure. But, uh, can I talk to you two first in private?

[suspenseful music]


You hanging in?

Just barely. You know, I don’t always have the greatest memory. But I remember every single word that Harris ever said to me. And I keep hearing those words in my head over and over again.

You really love him, don’t you?

I never told him. What if I never get the chance to?

Let’s start another line and run the fluids right through it, wide open.

His pulse is weak. Breathing is shallow.

He’s lost a lot of blood. We need at least three units for surgery. Let’s make it five. Stay with us, Harris. Come on now. Stay with us.

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Yeah, I mean, I was just really in the zone tonight. I ran about two miles more than I usually do. There’s sirens all over town. I guess Everett will fill me in on it in the morning.

I mean, we could stay up late and watch the news, then maybe have a drink.

I mean, that does sound really tempting, but I’m just– I really am beat. And I need a shower more than anything. And why don’t you just tell me when Victoria’s up and I’ll take the first shift, yeah? Just have a good night, Sarah.

[somber music]


How could this have been your fault, Chad? I don’t understand.

Uh… I got a phone call after we got outside and we were across the street, when we were safe. And it was from an unknown number, and the voice was distorted. It was disguised. And they said that, “Maybe next time, you’ll listen.”

What?

I, um– I think it was a payback for a story that we ran in “The Spectator” about the drug ring. +Clyde told me that if I published it, I’d be sorry.

And you ignored that? You didn’t take it seriously, a threat from– from Clyde Weston, the man that killed your wife? Why did you go ahead and print the story, Chad?

[phone ringing]

So, Wendy, what’s up?

Yeah, did you see something tonight?

No, not tonight. Look, I don’t like being a snitch. But what happened to Harris– I think I probably should have told you this sooner.

It’s OK. Just say it.

The other night, Ava pretty much admitted to me and Tripp that something was going on at the bistro, something that could get her into trouble. And she said she didn’t want us involved. She didn’t want us to be in danger too.

What kind of danger? Did she say?

No, she didn’t, but it sounded pretty serious. And she also made a big point of saying that she couldn’t trust the cops.

Did she say why?

No, something about the cops can be more corrupt than the mob based on her experience.

Did you observe any unusual behavior from Ava’s part?

Well, she’s obsessed with wanting Tripp and me to get out of town. It’s like if she can get us to leave, then we won’t be around for whatever danger is out there. And I don’t know the details, but I think Stefan is involved somehow.

OK. OK, good, good, good, good. Wendy, thank you. Thank you for this tip. Now, I would really appreciate it if you could be the ears and eyes around Ava? Yeah?

I don’t know. That’s a little weird, the idea of spying on my boyfriend’s mother.

Wendy, look, I understand. I do. But this could really help out our investigation. And I don’t have to tell you this, but there’s some real serious business going down right now.

OK. I’ll do it.

All right, good. Now, this stays between us, you got it? No one else will know that you’re giving us intel or what that intel is.

You can’t tell anyone, Wendy, not even Tripp.

Especially not Tripp.

Yeah.

[door opening]

Sorry to interrupt. I’ve got something you’re gonna want to see right away.

Harris is gonna be OK. You got to think positive. Hey, look at me. The guy’s a tank. OK, he was a freaking Navy SEAL, for god’s sake. I mean, I’m pretty sure he’s been through crap five times worse than this. He’s gonna make it. I got to ask you though, if you love the guy so much, why’d you get down and dirty with me?

[suspenseful music]


What? What the hell is wrong with you?

Lots of things.

Yeah, lots of things. What? We discussed this. And we both agreed that it was a huge mistake, OK? But you know, since you can’t seem to let it go, why the hell did you get down and dirty with me when apparently you love Gabi so much, huh? You know what? Don’t. Don’t even answer it. Because you know what? It never happened.

You’re right. It never happened.

No.

I’m sorry I brought it up.

What is it? What’s wrong? Is Harris gonna be OK?

Chad, I know you couldn’t have imagined somebody was GONNA set the house on fire, but why didn’t you tell us about the call, warn us about this threat of Clyde’s?

I know. I-I wish– I wish I would have. It’s–it’s my fault.

No, it’s not your fault, Chad.

No, it is.

It’s the act of a wicked, ungodly man.

No. I-I should have taken this threat seriously because I know what that man is capable of. I’m sorry. I didn’t–I’m sorry.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m overwhelmed. Obviously, I’m overwhelmed. The house is burned, the legacy of Tom and Alice. But I shouldn’t lash out at you. You’re not to blame. You’re not to blame in any way.

It’s OK.

No, it’s not OK. It’s not OK. I’m sorry. The person to blame is Clyde. My God, how this must hurt you, the man that took Abigail away from you, away from all of us.

That’s why I published the story in the first place. I wanted to– I needed to bring him down, and I wanted to make him pay so badly for what he did to my Abby and to my kids, and for leaving them without a mother.

Of course. Of course. But darling, tell me. That threat, that voice on the phone, are you sure that was Clyde’s voice?

I can’t be sure, but who else would it be?

So you didn’t recognize the voice?

No, it was distorted, like I said, and the number was blocked. You know, but there might be a way to unblock it.

Well, with the technology they have nowadays, investigators can find out a lot of things.

So you didn’t tell the police about the call?

Not yet, no. I’m gonna go to the station right now, and I’ll give them my phone and see if there’s anything that they can do.

Yes, please.

Yeah.

One of the unis found it tossed in a dumpster near the bistro.

Could be the break we need.

OK, Wendy. This phone is now your priority one.

Got it. I’ll get it printed and run the numbers on the phone.

Yep, let me know what you find, even if it’s a dead end.

On it.

All right.

 

[clears throat] Anything else you need from me, Commissioner?

That’s it, Goldman. Just shut the door behind you, please. OK. So I don’t know what is up with Ava, but we need to have a chat with her.

Yeah, she definitely knows more than what she’s saying.

Oh, yeah. Also, get me up to speed on the pub.

Oh. You are not going to believe this, Commissioner.

[suspenseful music]

We’ve been giving Harris transfusions to replace the blood that he lost. But now he is stable enough for surgery.

Oh, thank God.

Our biggest concern right now is internal bleeding. But he could also have bullet fragmentation that could have caused damage to other areas. So our plan right now is to go in, remove the bullet, and check for multi-organ system dysfunction. Do you know, is there anybody in the family that I should notify?

Not that I know of.

It’s all right. It’s OK. We will contact the PD. They keep an emergency contact list for all their officers in case anything happens in the line of duty.

Kayla, is he gonna be OK?

Like I said, he lost a lot of blood. We’ll know more when we get into surgery. But I can tell you we will do everything we can.

[somber guitar music]


 

[sighs]

[suspenseful music]


Sarah.

[sultry music]


I thought we were taking things slow.

We can take things as slow as you want. The slower, the better.


God, Maggie. Somebody, somebody set fire to the house with us in it, with the precious children in it.

Well, there’ll be a reckoning for the evil that is Clyde Weston.

Reckoning? Reckoning schmeckoning. The house was on fire. We’ve lost the family history– the pictures, the scrapbooks, my grandmother’s–

[somber piano music] The Christmas ornaments. Oh, God. What would my grandparents say?

They’d say, thank God you all got out safe and unharmed. And just what you said earlier, home isn’t material possessions. It’s family and the people you love.

Yes. That is what they’d say.

Yeah. Yeah, that’s what they’d say.

Harris has experienced significant trauma. But he’s strong, and he’s in excellent shape, so he will do better than most. And you found him and got him help before it was too late. So because of you, he actually has a fighting chance.

[phone beeps] Excuse me. They are taking him to the OR now. I’ll be in touch.

[dramatic music]

Ava, please. I can protect you.

No, you can’t.

I can. I can. And I will. Because I love you. I think maybe you already knew, but I love you.

You’ve got to make it, my love. You’ve just got to.

Yeah. Harris has been keeping Lucas Horton in his room at the pub.

Yeah. Talk about going above and beyond. That’s my partner.

Yeah. And the best thing that we can do for him is to go full throttle on this investigation and nail every bastard that’s involved. But damn it, I am telling you, Clyde Weston is pulling strings from the inside.

Yeah, but how do we prove that?

Well, we find out who his new puppet master is and the foot soldiers that he has on the outside, and then we flip them.

Let’s hope the phone gives us something.

Yeah, or forensics finds something at the pub.

Speaking of, I’ve got police presence there all night processing the scene. So Lucas is safe for now, but we got to find him a new safe house.

Yeah, the question is, how the hell did they find this one? And he guns down a cop? It’s like Weston is waging a war on Salem tonight.

[knocking] Yeah?

Chad DiMera is here, Commissioner. He insists on speaking to you.

All right, well, send him in.

[tense music]

Thanks. Busy out there.

What’s up, Chad?

I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a fire tonight at the Horton house.

Oh my God. Is everyone OK?

Yeah. We’re good.

OK, so everyone got out, Doug and Julie and your kids?

We all got out, but the house is gone. It’s destroyed.

Oh, my God. I’m so sorry, man. I mean, honestly, we’ve been so busy here, I didn’t even hear about it. Do you know what the cause was?

Yeah, I do. Arson. I think it was Clyde Weston.


So tell me again what this guy said.

His exact words were, “Maybe next time, you’ll listen.”

And why do you think it was Clyde Weston?

Well, it was either him or somebody who works for him. Clyde threatened me and my editor in chief today at the prison when we saw him. We told him we were going to write the article on the opioid crisis and that we were going to name him as the suspected drug lord. He didn’t want it to see the light of day. And it did, obviously, as you know. So I think this was revenge for us outing him.

And killing his profits.

Right.

So Clyde Weston is on the warpath. And if he is responsible for this fire, then, well, that makes three incidents tonight.

What do you mean three? What else happened?

Well, I cannot discuss other incidents, Chad, but I’m just glad that you and your family are unharmed. And I am interested in seeing that arson report, so I’ll have the fire department send it over ASAP.

I need you to tell me you’re going to get this guy, Rafe. He killed Abigail, and then he burned down her family house while he was in prison for her murder. I need you to tell me that.

We’re gonna get this guy. We are gonna get him. Every man and woman in this department wants to bring him down.

If you could leave your phone here, we’re gonna need to hold on to it. I’ll have tech look it over.

No problem. Anything you need. Um… You need to nail that son of a bitch, yeah?

 

[groans] This is taking forever.

Let me get you something to eat.

I can’t. I can’t keep this up. I can’t, Stefan, not after tonight. Come on. Come on. We got to end this. You see that. You know that. I mean, come on. You got to realize we can’t keep this going.

Ava, we have no choice. We cannot betray Clyde. You’ve seen what happens.

I swear to God. I swear to God, if Harris dies, I’m gonna go after Clyde Weston myself. And screw whatever happens because the son of a bitch is not gonna know what hit him.

Oh, come on.

Come on, what?

Are you–will you waltz into Statesville and stab him with a spork in the visiting room?

Oh, don’t you insult me.

Let it go.

Oh, OK. OK. So we’re just supposed to let him hurt the people that we love, and there’s nothing that we can do about it?

That’s right. There is nothing we can do about it, unless you want him to kill the people we love the most.

[romantic music]


I love you. I never stopped.

I love you. I never stopped.


Three targets in one night. Clyde Weston apparently had this whole thing planned and executed simultaneously.

Yeah, from the confines of his cell while his goons are out there knocking off his enemies.

Not just his enemies, Rafe. There were kids in that house, an elderly couple. Clyde doesn’t give a damn who gets caught in the crossfire.

[sighs]

How does he know so much? How? OK, look, it’s one thing to know where Chad lives or where Harris is gonna be at any given time of day. But to know that Lucas was hiding out? This mole, this mole runs deep.

Sorry, I should have knocked, but I couldn’t wait. You won’t believe it. I got a hit off the burner phone found at the bistro. I started cross-checking phone numbers. Take a look.

[dramatic music]


Son of a bitch.


[phone ringing]

We got him now.

Tonight’s the night.

Yes.

I got the warrant!

Yes!

 

[clears throat]

You all right?

Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. Just overdid it at the gym.

OK.

All right, everybody. You know the drill. Let’s do this.


The kids are still asleep, and Doug is sacked up next to them in the chair. I wasn’t sure if I should wake him up and get him to his own room or not.

I’ll rouse him when I go up.

So how did it go at the police station?

Told them everything. And they took my phone. So I hope it helped.

Oh, God. I hope so.

Chad, is there any chance we’re all still in danger?

[suspenseful music]

I don’t think so. I think Clyde made his point. But Rafe said he was gonna put a car outside for the night just to be safe.

How reassuring.

[sighs] So I guess all we have to think about is where we’re gonna live now.


How is he? Oh, my God, is he alive?

He made it through the surgery.

Oh, thank God. Did you remove the bullet?

Yes, but the bullet wasn’t our only concern. He had a collapsed lung, and the internal bleeding was significant.

So what happens now?

Now we monitor him closely, and we wait.

How long before we know if he’ll make it?

Well, there are no guarantees, but I would say hours.

[somber music]


 

[chuckles]

 

[exhales] You know, it wasn’t long ago I just thought we’d never be together again. But now you’re back in my arms.

Mm-hmm. Finally.

Finally.

 

[laughs]

[soft music]


I missed you. I missed you so much.

Same here. And while we were apart, there wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t think about you, wonder how you were doing, wonder if you were thinking about me.

I was. Even when I was so angry and I wanted to move on, there was just this… this longing for you. It just–it never went away. And I would fantasize about moments like this.

I fantasized about moments like this too and the moments right before this.

Those were good moments.

[laughs] And when you went out, I just– I couldn’t wait for you to get back. I was just hoping that something like this might happen.

I’m just sorry I was gone so long.

You should be. Although when you went for the jog, you left your phone. And I wasn’t snooping–that does feel important to say– but it was impossible to not notice a text that came through that just said, “Is it done?”

Is it done?

Yeah. It’s weird, right? Do you know what that means?

I have no idea.

Police! Search warrant. We’re coming in.

[dramatic music]

[door crashing, clattering]


There’s nothing to figure out, Julie. You will all live right here– you, Doug, Chad, and your wonderful children.

No, Maggie. We can’t possibly impose on you. You’ve got a house full of people living here already.

It’s a mansion, empty bedrooms galore. And there’s still plenty of room.

Aunt Maggie, you don’t have to do that.

I won’t take no for an answer, end of discussion. Now, you both go upstairs and get some rest. There’s nothing more you can do tonight. Tomorrow is another day.

All right. Get up in the morning, put one foot in front of the other.

Mm-hmm. And you, you will rebuild brick by brick. And… you will have everyone around you who love you every step of the way.

 

[sighs]

Can I see him?

Like I said, he’s in recovery.

Look, Doc, she’s been waiting here for hours. And for what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure that he’d want her in that room beside him.

Which brings me to something that I wanted to mention to Ava. So, Stefan, would you mind just giving us a minute?

No problem.

So one of my nurses got in touch with the Salem Police Department to get Harris’ emergency contact information. Were you aware that he listed you as the person to be notified in case of his injury or death?

No, I did not know that.

Well, clearly you mean a lot to him.

Thank you for telling me that. And, Kayla, please, I really want to see him. I need to tell him something.

All right. Just for a few minutes, all right?

Yeah.

[somber music]


[machine beeping steadily]


Harris. Hey, it’s me. I am so sorry that this happened to you. I never should have gotten involved with Clyde Weston. I should have found a way out. You were just trying to protect me. I should be the one lying in this bed, not you.

[sighs] Hey. You know, there’s something really important that I want to tell you. I love you. I think maybe you already knew. But I really wished I had told you and said it back to you at the police station. OK, you listen to me. All right, you listen to me. I need you to fight. I need you to fight really hard so you can come back to me. Please. Please come back to me.


[sobs]

Hands up!

What’s going on?

Let’s go.

What are you doing? There’s a baby in the other room.

Sarah, stay back.

On the ground. Hands behind your back.

[baby crying]

[dramatic music]

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[tense music]


[knocking]

Mm. Oh. What in God’s name? Oh. Oh, hey.

Sorry, my hands are full. But wait until you see what I got, all your favorites!

My favorite what?

Oh, favorite everything. We are about to have a mother-daughter night that you will never forget.

Oh, Chanel, darling, you know, my surgery is in the morning. I’m not really in the mood for–

OK, well, we are just gonna have to get you in the mood. I’ve got your favorite nail polish for your manicure, a la Chanel. I got a puzzle, pieces because I know how much you hate ,.

Yeah, we’d be up all night with it.

I got this deck of cards and all your junk food faves. Let’s see, we got crinkle chips, some cheap-ass cupcakes that you love, and those hard caramel candy thingies.

Chanel, I can’t eat anything after midnight tonight because of the anesthesia!

OK, well, we still have a few hours left until midnight, so we better chow down before the clock strikes :. And let’s see. If that doesn’t cheer you up, I know this will.

[laughs] It’s girls’ night.

[quirky music]


Hey.

Oh, whoa, let me help you with that.

Thank you.

Yeah.

So you’ve been busy.

Yeah, well, the downside to this morning’s bust was endless paperwork of an officer-involved shooting.

Yeah, how’s Goldman doing?

Oh, she’s OK. I sent her home after her mandatory meeting with the department shrink.

Yeah, she’s gonna have a lot to work through.

 

[chuckles] Yeah, that’s for sure. I know. I’ve been there. But you know, she’s a tough cookie, and she’s gonna get through it. And on a more positive note, we got a lot of product out the street today, and we’re a major thorn in Clyde’s side. So, all in all, it’s a good day.

Yeah.

[tense music]


[gunshots]

No!


Lucas, are you all right? Lucas!


[fire alarm blaring]

Fire!

Fire!

Oh, my God!

Oh, my God.


Hello, all.

Hi.

Oh, hey there. Nice to see you fully dressed.

You might want to lower your voice, huh?

Sorry.

And look, you’re gonna forget about what you saw, right?

I wish I could. The image is kind of seared into my brain.

OK, Tripp, remember what we talked about, about respecting each other’s boundaries?

Mm-hmm.

Yeah, OK, good. And out of that respect, the two of you are never going to talk about that joke, about that moment, ever again. Got it? All right, I’m gonna grab some fresh air.

So, how about that Super Bowl?

Mm.

[tense music]


Oh, my God. Oh, God. Oh, God, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Harris, Harris, Harris, Harris, Harris. OK, oh, no, no, no, no. Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Chanel, I appreciate this. I really do. But are you really up for a night of fun and games? You’re supposed to be getting married tomorrow.

Hey, hey, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. You taught me that.

Yeah, but those lemons come from my tree. Oh, this is all my fault.

OK, would you please stop saying that? Stop making yourself the big bad witch here, OK? No more guilt and no more negative feelings. We got junk food to eat and not a lot of time left in which to eat it. We got puzzles to make, movies to watch. Oh, and pizza’s on the way.

Chicago style?

Of course, it’s Chicago style. What do you think this is, my first rodeo?

All right, so, let’s start the puzzle and the movie.

Ugh, what are my choices? We’ve got “Bad Boys II,” “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” and “Get Out.”

Oh, mm-mm. I’m not watching “Get Out” before my surgery. Uh-huh, I’ll be worried that they’ll be trying to transplant somebody’s brains into my head while I’m passed out on the table. No, thank you. I think Stella can help me get my groove back when I’m recovering. So let’s go with “Bad Boys.” I can use the laughs.

All right, you got it.

[phone ringing]

Oh. Hello? Yes, I’ll accept the call. It’s Lani.

[tender acoustic music]


All right, so county coroner’s office took custody of the deceased at :. The next of kin were notified at :. The coroner’s office is starting an official investigation into his cause of death.

OK. When’s the autopsy?

Well, considering the circumstances, our drug-dealing body was moved to the front of the line. So it was actually performed this afternoon. We should have the results tomorrow.

Good, that’ll confirm that he fired his weapon.

Mm-hmm. As well as wound trajectory and if he has any opioids in his system.

Right. So does this count as our dinner date?

Well, considering I don’t see any end to this paperwork, I’m gonna go with yes.

 

[exhales sharply] Well, I’ll take what I can get.

You’re the best. What about Harris? I still don’t have his report yet. Is he around?

[tense music]

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.


Oh. Oh, God, oh, God, no, no.


[gunshots]


 

[gasping]


No, no, no, no, no, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on, hang on.


Look, Tripp, it’s nobody’s business, OK? So please, don’t say a word to anybody about what you saw at your place.

Look, who am I gonna tell? And you heard what my mom said. I promised her that we would respect her boundaries from now on.

[phone ringing] Mom?

Tripp, Tripp, get to the loading dock right now. Harris has been shot.

OK, are you OK?

Mom, are you OK?

No, I’m fine. Were you hit?

No, I’m fine. Look, nothing! Mom.


Hey, it’s me! It’s me, OK? All right, you two OK? I was outside. I heard the shots.

Yeah, we’re OK. There was someone there, and they had a gun. I shot him. I don’t know if I hit him.

But you’re both OK?

Yes.

Yeah, we’re fine.

All right, stay here, OK? Stay here. Lock the door. Get down on the floor, both of you. And stay away from those windows, right? Got that?


OK, go, go, go, get Doug and the kids and get out safe. I’ll call .

Fire! Fire, everybody! Get up! Fire!

Where’s the extinguisher? Where’s the extinguisher?

Kitchen!


Yes, yes, of course. I will make sure to text Eli updates as soon as I get them. OK, now, quick, say goodbye to Mama before your time runs out. OK, love you.

[chuckles]

Oh, yes, oh, thank you for calling, sweetheart. Mm, it means so much to me. Mm-hmm, love you too. Well, I appreciate the prayers, baby. Bye, bye now. Oh. Ooh, so good to hear Lani’s voice, just what I needed.

Yeah, I know. I wish she could be here with us for girls’ night.

Oh, me too. Me too. My Lord willing, her release come soon. Oh, maybe she’ll be back in Salem in time for your new wedding day.

Yeah, maybe.

OK, well, let’s start the puzzle and then the movie. And where you hiding those cheap ass cupcakes? Where they at?

It’s all right, sweethearts. We’re safe now. You’re safe here.

Where is Chad?

He’s still in the house.

Daddy!

[tense music]

Julie, no, no!


Katie, it’s me. Open up. All right, I cleared the scene. The pub is secure. The shooter’s gone. Did either of you get a good look at him?

I didn’t see anything. It was too dark.

They were dressed in black. I just saw the gun.

Well, it’s a good thing you acted fast, Kate. You scared him off.

Not only that, but you saved my life.

[tender acoustic music]


[tense music]

What happened?

I don’t know, I don’t know. I just found him lying here, bleeding.

Call .

No, no, I called you.

Wendy, call . Tell them we have an officer down behind the bistro. We need paramedics.


Oh, my God.

Hey, give me something that I can use to stop this bleeding.

Like what?

Anything, towels, cloths, whatever you have.

Yes, there’s napkins. There’s napkins right inside the door in the laundry service bag. Just rip it open. Stefan, go!

Harris, Harris, can you hear me? Damn, I need scissors.


It feels like a single bullet wound to the chest, one in the left arm, significant bleeding.

We need paramedics. We have a police officer down at the loading docks behind the bistro.

Tell him it’s a gunshot wound to the chest and one to the left arm.

A —, gunshot wound to the chest and left arm.

Hey, we’re not gonna leave you.

Here, here, here.

Hold him. OK. Airway’s clear, shallow breathing, possible tension pneumothorax. I need an occlusive bandage. Do you have a first aid kit?

In the kitchen.

I’ll go get it.

Oh, God, this wasn’t supposed to happen.

What do you mean by that?

Nothing.

I will protect you because I love you. I’d think maybe you already knew, but I love you, Ava.

Well, you better learn how to stop. I mean it. You better get over that.


OK, you don’t have to stop.

Will you trust me, please?

Yes. It doesn’t matter now. Just don’t die. Oh, God, Harris, please. Please don’t die. Don’t die.

[sirens blaring]


Ooh, ooh, I am stuffed to the gills.

Me too. You want me to paint your nails now?

Well, will I have to sit up?

A little.

Then, no.

[phone rings]

Don’t move.

Mm-hmm.

[phone beeps]

Hey, boo. Yeah, it’s going well. No, you cannot come over. I told you that this is girls’ night. “Bad Boys II,” you were right. Thank you for getting the DVDs. Yeah, OK, I love you too, Johnny. I’ll tell her. See you tomorrow.

[soft dramatic music]


Johnny sends his love, and he wishes you the best for tomorrow’s surgery.

Mm, I’ll take all the good juju I can get.

He’s out shopping, and he wanted to stop by, but I told him that this is our night.

Shopping! I bet he’s getting a Valentine’s Day surprise for you.

Well, he is pretty, pretty good with surprises.

Good going, Katie. All that practice at the gun range paid off.

Yeah, that shooter was definitely after me.

Yeah, we need to tell Harris about this.

You mean the guy who told Lucas he was going to be just fine? Because, you know, if you hadn’t snuck down to the kitchen to raid the kitchen, and if I hadn’t thought I heard an intruder and went down after you.

I know.

Katie, look, Lucas is right here. He is fine. He’s just fine, OK?

[sirens blaring]

Can you feel–

Oh, God. Save him. You have to save him, Tripp.

[soft dramatic music]

Oh, my God, it’s Harris.

What’s his condition?


Approximately -year-old male, unknown downtime, gunshot wound through the chest and the left arm. No apparent exit wound to the chest. Not moving, intermittent gasping, needs fluids.

OK, get this area cordoned off. Then start canvassing. See if any of the surrounding businesses caught anything on camera.

OK.

What the hell happened?

I don’t know. I just– I came out here, and I found him lying in blood.

[phone ringing]

Hernandez. Oh, my God, yeah. There’s been another shooting, the Brady Pub. I need you to go over there now.


Chad! Chad! Chad, stop! Stop! You can’t put it out! It’s too big. Come out!

I can do it!

No, come out! Come out!

[upbeat music]


OK, Mama, so do you have any s?

Go fish.

Oh, got it!

Oh, you always were a shock at this game! Oh, it was your favorite.

Well, thank you for indulging me. It makes me very happy.

 

[chuckles] You know what makes me happy?

Mm?

You and Johnny together.

Yeah, I am a very lucky girl.

Well, I may be a little bit biased, but I think he’s the lucky one. But who cares who’s lucky? It’s just so wonderful that you found your true love.

Yeah, yeah, it is.

You know, I don’t think I ever asked you, but what is it about Johnny that makes him the one?

Oh, my gosh, let’s see. Where do I start? Well, he makes me feel safe, and also empowered, and he really just accepts me and respects me for who I am. And then, he’s also fun, and he makes me laugh, and he’s so creative and curious, and I just– I love how honest he is, and he’s strong, but he can also be vulnerable. And, you know, he’s really just the whole package.

Mm.

And here, I thought you were just gonna say he’s a great kisser.

[laughter]

Well, we do have some really great chemistry, but it really is so much more than that.

Mm.

[phone ringing]

Whoa. Oh. It’s Grand Central Station in here tonight. Oh. Hello?

[tense music] Oh, my God. What? When did this happen?


Is he alive?

Who is it?


Yeah, keep me posted. You understand?


Detective Harris Michaels was shot tonight by an unknown assailant.

Is he OK?

Well, they don’t know yet. They just found him. He’s being treated on the scene.

Where is he?

Over by the loading docks behind the bistro. I should go to the hospital.

No, no, absolutely not, OK? You are supposed to be preparing for your surgery tomorrow. You let the deputy mayor who was supposed to be filling in for you cover that. Let him handle it.

I know, I know, yeah. But I need to get over there because I am–

The only thing we can do for him right now is pray, OK? And we can do that right here.


Oh, Lord, where are they?

I have to go find them.

No, Thomas, no. That’s too dangerous. Just please stay here.

Hey, come here.

Oh, oh, oh! Oh, thank God!

You OK?

Thank God!

[laughs]

Are you OK? It’s OK. It’s OK.

[sirens blaring distantly]

Come on, Harris. Pick up. Damn it, voicemail. When I get my hands on that guy, I swear.

Somebody broke in. They were armed. Kate shot at them. They took off.

What did he look like?

I mean, I really couldn’t tell. I couldn’t see much. They were dressed in black.

OK, where did this happen?

Right here.

In Harris’s room? I need to get in there.

No! You can’t do that.

Why not?

Well, it’s just a matter of privacy. I can’t let you in my tenant’s room.

OK, look, a crime went down here tonight, and as a former police officer, you know just as well as I do that I need to investigate in order to do my job.

[soft dramatic music]


It’s you. This is your safe house?

Yeah, yeah, I’ve been here the whole time.

I live right down the hall, and I had no idea.

We need to get in touch with Michaels, let him know what happened.

That won’t be possible. Harris was shot tonight.

What?

And we don’t even know yet if he’s going to make it.


Pulse is steady. Harris, can you hear me? Harris?

We don’t know what happened. We were just all– we were all inside.

Harris? Harris, Harris, I need you to wake up now, OK? Harris.

You didn’t hear anything, gunshots?

I need you to wake up.

No, nothing.

Come on, now.

I just– I came out. I needed a break, and I needed some fresh air. And I just looked– I looked over, and there he was. He was just– he was just– he was just– he was lying there, bleeding. Then he looked at me for a minute, and then, he just closed his eyes.

I don’t have a pulse. He’s unresponsive. Get the defib ready.

[tense music]


Oh, God, that poor man hanging to life. Oh, what’s wrong with this world?

Yeah, was he shot in the line of duty?

Oh, we don’t know yet. Oh, it just goes to show, you never know when your number might be up. Chanel, Chanel, honey, we need to talk.

Oh, Mama, no.

Yes, yes. Now, you listen to me. Now, if anything should happen to me during my surgery tomorrow, now, the key to the safe deposit box…

I know where it is!

Is in the bottom of the jewelry box in the secret compartment.

I said I know where it is.

Well, I’m just reminding you of it, OK? OK, now, everything that you need is right in there.

No, everything I need is right here.

Oh, you don’t have to shout!

Yes, I do, because I’m trying to get through to you, Mama, because I need you to understand that you are my mother, and I love you, and I need you, so don’t you dare talk about leaving this planet any time soon because I will not put up with it. Do you hear me?

Oh, all right. Baby, all right.

[tender music] You have officially gotten through to me, OK? I’m sorry. I’m– I’m so sorry.

Yeah, you should be.

Well, OK, how about this? I promise I will not leave this planet for a very long, long time. And in fact, I’m gonna go in there tomorrow and kick cancer’s ass so hard, they won’t even know what hit it.

That’s more like it.


Oh, God. How I love you!

Damn it. Harris was shot?

What happened?

Last I know is that Tripp was working on him at the scene. He was shot on the loading dock at the bistro.

Well, who shot him?

Do you have him in custody?

Look, we don’t know that yet, OK? I’m sorry. But what happened here tonight?

I was in the room with Lucas. I had just said good night. I turned off the light. I started to the door, and I saw the door handle move. The door opened, I saw a gun, and I fired.

OK, how many shots? Did you hit the shooter?

I don’t know. They just took off.

OK, OK, we’ll get forensics in here and see what they can find.

Wait a minute. No one can know I’m here.

Look, I’ll move you to my room.

No, no need. We’ll take him to our apartment.

Yeah, that’s a good idea.

No, OK, how about we do this, OK? I’ll get the unis downstairs, gather them up for a briefing and make sure you’re alone up here, OK? And then, we’ll make the move. Got it?

Yeah, yeah, I got it.

All right, great. I’m going to have a police– a strong police presence here until we can figure out what we’re gonna do next.

[tense music]


Are all your family members are accounted for?

Yes, we’re all here, yeah.

What about pets, cats or dogs.

No, no, there are no pets.

Please, can you save the house?

We’re doing our best, ma’am. We want to get you transported to the hospital soon to make sure everyone’s A-OK.

[soft dramatic music]

It’s our family home, for generations! All of our history– all of our history is there!


Check pulse.

No pulse.

I don’t have a pulse.

Oh, God, no, no.

Charging. Stop CPR. Clear. V-fib.

Stand clear.

Shocking. Shock.

Continuing compressions. Come on, Harris. Come on, come on!

[tense music]


OK, you should get to bed now, Mama. Get some rest.

Oh, mm-mm, not yet. I got to clean up this mess first.

Would you please just stop, let me do the cleaning, and you go get some sleep.

Well, honey, I don’t think I’ll be able to tonight, you know? But I’m feeling much more positive than before, you know, thanks to my wonderful daughter that– and I know I’m gonna date myself with this expression. I’m still wound up like a cheap clock.

OK, well, I don’t really know what that means, but I do have an idea of how you could wind down.

OK, let’s hear it.

OK, so, I was thinking that maybe I could crawl into your bed and lay with you like I did when I was little.

Hmm, you know, you’d probably take up less in the bed now than you did then. I swear, you’d end up sleeping sideways with a foot in my face. I’d be teetering on the bed, trying to hang on.

Well, so, is that a yes?

Well, you know what? I’d like that very much, cuddling up with my baby tonight just like we used to. Oh, you’re not gonna make me– you’re not going to make me do those little shadow finger things on the wall, are you?

Maybe.

Well, I guess I better get my flashlight.

[laughter]

Oh, you know what, Mom? I just want to say that I am really proud that you’re my mom.

Aw, and I just want to say, you are my darling daughter, so, so sweet, so kind, so loving, so perfect in every way. You make me determined, and just like I said before, but it damn well bears worth repeating, I plan on sticking around this planet for a long, long time.


Well, thank God he’s breathing. Thank God.

[tense music]

How the hell did this happen?

I’m sure as hell gonna find out.

I’m gonna ride with them. He’s lost a lot of blood. Kayla, it’s bad.


This is all Clyde West. And you know that, right?

It sure looks like it.

How did he find him? No one knew that Lucas was here.

Somebody did.

We’ll find him a new safe house.

It’s not gonna make any difference. As long as Clyde Weston is out there, as long as he’s still alive, I’m never gonna be safe from him.

[soft dramatic music]

Oh, I’m so sorry, my darling. But the important thing is that we are all safe.

Yes, I know, but I’m watching half my life go up in flames.

Daddy, what about my car collection and Charlotte’s princesses?

You know what? We’re going to get you all new stuff, OK, buddy? I promise. But for right now, we have to count our blessings and just thank God that we’re all OK.

I know. And I did already, thank God, I mean.

Yeah, that’s good. That’s good.

Daddy? What about all the pictures of mommy?

[phone ringing]

[phone beeps]

Hello?

[deep voice]

Maybe next time you’ll listen.

[eerie music]

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Days Opinions For The Week Of February 5, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

Stephanie and Everett from Days

Stephanie didn’t waste any time jumping into bed with Everett. We guess she got over Chad quickly. Stephanie acted as if she was head over heels in love with Chad, yet she had sex with Everett. If she loved Chad the way she claimed, she could have made Everett wait. Speaking of Everett, did he think having sex with Stephanie was going to keep him from having to tell her the truth about Jada? Having sex with Stephanie doesn’t change the fact that he was married to Jada.

Why did Johnny suddenly have doubts about marrying Chanel? He claimed he was concerned about his family after he talked to Chad about it. Johnny knew about his family long before he talked to Chad, yet he proposed to her anyway. It didn’t make sense for him to suddenly have doubts about marrying her. Also, why was he suddenly concerned about her feelings or Allie? When he proposed to her, he knew she used to date Allie. He should have thought about his family and Allie before he proposed to her.

Once again, the writers are changing John’s story. He’s the only one whose story has changed numerous times throughout the years. Are they getting hard up for a storyline for him that they must go down the road of him being a pawn? Speaking of John being a pawn, did the writers forget the chip is no longer in John’s head? The chip was taken out of his head while Hope was on the show. We will give the story a chance, but we anticipate the story changing even if it gets resolved.

Alex was so obvious that he wanted Kristen to pursue Brady to keep him away from Theresa. He must have forgotten what Kristen did to Brady. We know Alex didn’t want Brady to be around Theresa, but did he really think Kristen was a better option? For someone so arrogant, Alex has insecurity issues when it comes to Theresa.

Did Stefan think EJ would help him after what they went through in the past? Stefan didn’t care that the drugs he sold led to Holly overdosing. He was looking out for himself and Gabi. EJ had no reason to protect him after everything that was going on with Holly. Stefan needs to figure things out for himself instead of relying on other people to do things for him.

Why was Sloan surprised that she and Eric kept getting interrupted by the baby? Did she think the baby wasn’t going to cry? Maybe she should have thought about that before she decided to keep Nicole’s baby. She and Eric would have all the time in the world if she didn’t take Nicole’s baby.

When did Tate start resenting Brady? Before he left to go to rehab, Tate didn’t say anything about hating Brady. Now suddenly, he hates him. The writers had to come up with some reason to justify Brady being at the AA meeting with Theresa. They could have come up with a better reason than that to get him at the meeting.

Who were Johnny and Chanel inviting to the wedding? Johnny has family other than the DiMeras, yet none of them mentioned the wedding. You would never know Johnny was related to Marlena and the Bradys. He’s not just related to the DiMeras. Did they plan on only inviting Paulina and the DiMeras?

 

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Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

Paulina from Days

Monday

-Paulina could be heard talking to Abe while Chanel was shown.

-Wendy could be heard talking to Tripp while Ava and Stefan were shown.

-John could be heard talking to Konstantin while Stefan was shown.

-Wendy could be heard talking to Tripp while Stephanie was shown.

-Johnny suddenly had doubts about marrying Chanel when he was the one who wanted to marry her.

Tuesday

-Clyde’s phone could be heard ringing while Abe and Paulina were shown.

-Why would Brady tell Kristen about Theresa getting high? Kristen didn’t need to know about it.

-Kristen could be heard talking to Alex while Rafe was shown.

Wednesday

-EJ could be heard talking to Stefan while Ava was shown.

-Chanel could be heard talking to Abe and Paulina while Stefan was shown.

-Ava’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

-EJ called Stefan little brother. The last time we checked, Stefan was older than EJ.

Thursday

-Theresa could be heard talking during the AA meeting while Stephanie was shown.

-Sloan could be heard pouring a glass of wine while Theresa was shown.

-Why did Eric and Sloan have alcohol when he was an addict?

Friday

-Theresa could be heard talking to Alex while Tripp and Wendy were shown.

-Sarah could be heard talking to Xander while Lucas was shown.

-Julie could be heard talking to Charlotte and Thomas while Sarah was shown.

-Johnny and Chanel were supposed to get married on Valentine’s Day yet none of his family referred to the wedding.

 

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[Theresa sighs]

God, I just can’t help myself. Every time the s version of “Pride and Prejudice” comes on, I just– I have to watch. I mean, don’t you think it’s just the most amazing love story?

I mean–

How the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth just develops, and how they’re so drawn to each other right from the start, but misconceptions get in the way?

As they often do.

True.

Mm.

But yet, they grew to understand that judging from first impressions isn’t always the best way to go and that sometimes if you just wait it out and just give the person a chance to reveal who they really are.

Yeah, maybe in the movies, but in real life, I’m not so sure.

Come on, Alex. When you and I first met, I was a hot mess.

Aw.

And then you– you really took the time to know me. And look at us now.

[soft dramatic music]


You’ve been twirling that same piece of pasta around your fork for the past five minutes.

Yeah, well, it’s not like I have much of an appetite right now. Do we really have to have this conversation with her?

Tripp, we already decided. OK? We can’t keep walking around on eggshells. And besides, it’s out of respect for your mother that you have to– that wehave to talk to her.


Talk to me about what?


I am all ears.


 

[sighs]

[groans]

[items clattering] Ow! Damn it! You got to be kidding me.

[huffs]

[dramatic music]

Get out! Get out!


What the hell are you doing? You scared the heck out of me!

What the–

Put the gun down!

What are you doing down here?

[groans]


Oh, my gosh. I love her little backstroke with all the kicking and splashing.

It’s like she was intentionally trying to make us laugh with all the splashing. Right? You could see it in her eyes.

Yeah. Well, she’s obviously inherited your slapstick sense of humor.

Mm. Well, could be. I admit I am a splasher from way back.

 

[laughs] Well, whoever she got it from, she’s just– she’s just so sweet and funny. And she’s more and more aware of the world around her each day.

It’s a really special time, isn’t it?

Yeah. I’m really, really glad that we get to experience this together.


Gee, Charlotte. You know, I thought after you won five games of Fish, you’d be tuckered out.

I want a chance to win. Let’s play again.

 

[sighs]

Hey! What’s going on down here? I told you guys to go upstairs and go to bed.

We’re not tired, Daddy.

Not tired? You could barely keep your eyes open the last game of Go Fish. Come on. Let’s go. Go brush your teeth.

I already did. See?

[bell rings]

Sweetheart, you really should listen to your father.

OK. Can you tell us one story?

Well, I know that Uncle Doug is upstairs waiting to tell you a story or read one to you. But I thought… maybe we could make it a two-story night tonight.

Yay! Should I go grab you a book?

No, no, because this is a story that I know by heart. And I think you both are grown up enough to understand it. So make yourselves comfortable, kiddos. It’s going to be really good. Relax, sweetie pie.

[soft tender music]

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Come on, Alex. When you and I first met, you didn’t really think we were going to end up together, did you?

Probably not, but I also never voted against it either.

OK. Good answer.

Mm.

Well, now we are indeed together.

Mm-hmm.

And tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. So–

Yeah. So OK. My bad. Um… all right, babe, I never really took you for the type of person that gets worked up over Valentine’s Day. So I do admit I didn’t plan anything very crazy for us.

What? Are you–what? Are you kidding? I love Valentine’s Day. I mean, that is when it’s with somebody that I really care about.

You care about me?

Yeah.

Mm.

So I don’t know. Maybe at this point, it’s probably too late to make a reservation somewhere. So what do you think? Should we just stay in?

I think I’m down to do whatever makes you happy.

 

[chuckles] News flash, Alex. Being with you is what makes me happy.


So what do you want to discuss with me?

Tripp, we need to get this out in the open.

OK. Yep. You’re right. You’re right. We do. Um…

[soft jazz music playing]


I’m waiting.

Mom, last night when we walked in on you and Stefan, it was really awkward.

OK. Yeah. So this is what this is about. OK, listen. I know that you weren’t thrilled to see us together. And I am sorry.

No. No, Mom. There’s nothing to be sorry about. No, I, uh–I realize now that I was out of line. And I shouldn’t have given you a hard time about it.

It’s OK, Tripp.

No, no, no it’s not. It’s not. I acted like an immature jerk. And you did not deserve that. And Wendy and I may not think that Stefan is the best choice for you. But if we’re all going to be living under the same roof, then we need to respect each other’s boundaries. Like I said, Stefan isn’t my first choice but–

The heart wants what the heart wants. Emily Dickinson’s most famous quote. Yeah?

I’m impressed you know that.

Well, I did take a poetry course in college. And she was– she was my favorite. She still is. Anyway, listen, I’m so glad you guys aren’t upset anymore. And it really, it means the world to me.


You scared the hell out of me.

Well, right back at you.

What are you doing down here anyway?

I was hungry, OK?

Oh, OK. Well, you were supposed to stay in your room. What if someone saw you?

I was careful.

 

[scoffs] Well, not so careful that your own mother didn’t pull a gun on you.

The pub is closed. Nobody’s here. It’s no big deal, all right? You worry too much.

Well, clearly, one of us has to do that.

[soft tense music]

Once upon a time, in a land called Salem, there stood an enchanted house, Horton House, that had sheltered its family for generations. And you two are part of its magic. So, ready to hear a little history?

Ready.

Ready. Great.

[chuckles] A long, long time ago…


There was a fine young doctor named Thomas Horton and his lady wife, Alice. They came to live in this grand old house. They’re your great-great-grandparents. They raised all of their children here. And one of their children was named Bill. Now he was a doctor, too. And he fell in love with this– with this lady fair and wise. Her name was Laura. And they were blessed to have a beautiful baby girl, so beautiful they named her Jennifer Rose.


Your grandma. What do you think happened next?

What?

Well, she grew up. And she fell in love with this tall, dashing man who made her laugh named Jack Deveraux. And he is your grandpa.


Then they were blessed with another baby girl even more beautiful, and they named her Abigail Johanna.

Our mommy!

Your mommy. They gave her the old-fashioned name to honor Grandma Alice’s mother, Abigail, and Jack’s mother, Josephine.


There’ll be a quiz on this later.

Wait, really?

 

[laughing] No, not really. Not really. Uh– Julie is joking.

Whew.

Well, when your mommy was a little girl like you, she loved being in this house. Sometimes she’d go into– into Grandpa Tom’s library, climb up on his lap, and just beg him to tell her a story just like you.


And Grandma Alice, best grandma in the whole world, because she gave all of us her heart. And sometimes when we were naughty, she’d be very disappointed. Aunt Julie was often naughty. And Grandma Alice would say, Julie, that’s not the way we do.


Grandpa Tom was a very great man. He had a soul full of kindness. He was the only person who could calm us all down in times of chaos.

I really wish I could have met Tom and Alice.

They would have loved you so much, not just for your good qualities, Chad, but because… because you loved Abigail so.


And so children, this magical house was always full of joy even in tearful times because it was a house built on love. And that’s a tradition, the heart and tradition of love and support. And that’s yours in good times and in bad. You can count on that. I can remember when I was about your size. Coming home from school, I’d open that front door, open the door, smell these wonderful smells coming out of Alice’s kitchen. The magic donuts.

Can we make some of her donuts now?

Nice try.

[laughter] Nice try, Thomas. No, no. But I’ll make us a fresh batch tomorrow.

Donuts?

[laughter] This house is– it really is a blessing for us.

For all of us.


We make a great team, don’t we?

We do indeed.

 

[chuckles] You know, you really should get out of those wet clothes.

[soft dramatic music] I mean I can help you.

You’re right, I– I really should get out of these wet clothes. And, um…

Yeah, you should.

And, uh, go for a run. Yeah. That sounds good. Go for a quick run.

[tense jazzy music]


Really? A run? Right now?


[exhales deeply]

It’s good to see the Bistro busy again.

Yeah. I know it’s been tough for you guys since New Year’s Eve.

Yeah, yeah. It was a real struggle, but Stephanie’s got a great PR plan in place. And it’s getting us back on track.

Yeah. It looks like it’s already working.

Yeah, yeah? It is actually. It’s a big relief.

It’s hard to believe what’s going on in our little town. I know firsthand what’s happening. I see it every day with the amount of OD patients coming in in crazy numbers.

Yeah. Yeah, well, it is heartbreaking to see what’s going on in Salem. But I got a feeling it’s all going to turn around real soon.

Oh, yep. That’s definitely the running attire.

Excuse me?

Well, it’s just my observation, but you have a very specific running outfit, which is completely different than the one that you wear for weightlifting and cardio at the gym.

Oh, yeah. That is true. I mean, my running clothes have to be able to breathe, and wick moisture, and keep me warm when it’s cool, and cool when it’s hot, so yeah, I’m kind of picky about them.

Clearly. And I don’t think that this obsession is limited to your running clothes. It’s like you have all these different uniforms for all these different activities in your life. Like work, running, socializing, relaxing.

I like to be properly attired for all occasions.

But what would happen, and now hear me out. What would happen if, God forbid, they discontinued all the fancy designer shirts that you wear to work?

Oh, perish the thought. I mean, when I pop on one of my Eton shirts, I’m in work mode. But when I put on this–

Uniform.

Fine, this uniform, my body flips a switch, and it’s time to go and run. I believe the psychobabble term for it is fashion OCD.

Mm. Well, whatever it’s called, it’s just one of the many endearing qualities that make you you.


Mm.

 

[sighs]

Mm! Want some?

No. I’m not hungry.

Come on. I’ll split it with you.

No. I don’t want–

Abby.

Lucas, I don’t want any.

[door opens]

Come on.

God, Lucas, you got a death wish?

What?

OK, look, it’s OK.

No. No, it’s not, OK, Kate. Him being out in the public like this is a major security risk. That’s it. Snack time’s over. Let’s go back upstairs.

Come on. Really?

Let’s go.

Oh, hold on. Hold on just a little.

[tense music]

OK. So we’ll have dinner in. We’ll order takeout.

Mm?

What do you want to do for the rest of the day?

Hmm. Let’s see. Um… It’ll be really nice to take a little morning stroll, maybe into town. And then we can get some coffee and maybe some pastries at Sweet Bits.

Sounds good.

Mm?

Maybe we can work for a few hours from home, too.

Yeah. Fine.

Good.

I’m good with that. I just would like to go to a meeting after work.

How did your meeting go today?

It was good.

Good.

Yeah. Actually, Brady was there, too.


Brady? What the hell was Brady doing there?

All right.

Hey. Careful with him. You know, he’s still recovering.

Yeah, which is another reason you shouldn’t be taking a risk like that. If anybody saw you, you’re a sitting duck. You can’t defend yourself.

Harris, come on, man. I’ve been cooped up in this room day after day. What do you want me to do? For what? I mean, have you and your cronies even made one iota of progress on this case?

I get it. I get it. You’re frustrated. It’s going to be over soon. I just need you to hang in there just a little while longer. Can you do that?


And now, Thomas and Charlotte, it really is time for bed.

Can you tell us one more story?

No, no, no, no. You have school tomorrow, remember? And you want to be well-rested for your Valentine’s Day party so come on.

I’m not tired yet.

Sweetie pie, Uncle Doug is waiting to tell you a story. Why don’t you find your very favorite book and bring it to him? OK? Night-night.

Come on.

Sleep tight.

[soft tender music]

Come on. I love you.


[both chuckle softly]

Oh, sweetheart, we have to cherish these moments. You know, before long, they’ll be in their growing-up years. They’ll have their little friends. And they’ll have all their activities. And they’re not going to ask us to tell them a story.

Time really does fly by, doesn’t it?

Mm-hmm.

You know, it’s, um… life though, it’s been– felt… a bit more normal lately. Yeah. You know, I mean the kids, you know, they miss their mom, of course, but… they don’t cry about it as much. And they’re doing a lot better in school. They’re doing better and better in general. And we have you and Doug to thank for that. So thank you.

That’s what we’re here for. That’s what families are for.


[chuckles softly]


You don’t think it’s a little late to be running?

Well, sometimes a little night air is exactly what I need…

[soft dramatic music] To push me to work out harder.


I know a hard workout. Granted, no night air. But it wouldn’t require you to leave.


So Brady just happened to be there at your meeting?

Yeah. He got there a little bit after I did.

Ah. So he’s spying on you.

What? Alex, no. He didn’t even know I was going to be there.

 

[scoffs]

Listen. Brady went there for the same reason that I did.

Mm.

[soft dramatic music] Look. This is a hour coin. You get one of these when you’ve been sober for a day. And then after a month, a year, two years, and so on, and so on, and you get a different coin. And over the years, when I would feel myself slipping into self-destructive thoughts, I would… grip on to this coin like a life preserver. Like I’m doing right now. That’s how it works. You show up just like Brady did, just like I did. And you’re there for each other one day at a time. Brady needed that meeting just as much as I did.


So did you get the support you needed today?

Yeah, definitely.

Good. Yet you still think you want to go to another meeting tomorrow?

Yeah. I do.

[soft dramatic music] Alex. Addiction is– it’s a lifelong disease. I would think that–

[chuckles softly] You would have read about that and you would know that. Especially since your roommate is a recovering addict.

No, did. I did. I read a fair amount about it. Yeah.

OK, then I would assume that you’d also know that somebody who is struggling with addiction… has this constant voice in their head that’s telling them that if they just get high… that all their worries and anxiety will just go away.


And when I go to these meetings, I’m able to quiet that voice.


Right. I understand that.

I mean, there are people in my group who are , years sober and they still go to regular meetings.

What about you? Do you think you’ll be going to meetings for the rest of your life?

Yeah. Most likely. Because I have to be vigilant every day and accept that I am… I’m an addict. And I have to constantly quiet that voice in my head.


Are you going to be able to accept that about me?


Sorry. I had to take that call. So wait, do you guys have Valentine’s plans?

Oh, well, we’re definitely doing the geocaching event.

Mm-hmm.

Oh, yeah. You know, I heard about that event. But all right, listen, I might be a little older. But can you explain what geocaching is exactly? I don’t–

Oh, it’s like a– think of it as a treasure hunt with a tech twist.

Hmm. Well put.

Mm-hmm.

So a bunch of items will be hidden around town. And participants will be using an app to try to find them as quickly as possible. So it’s a race.

Yeah. But the item you find may not be like a tangible object. It could just be a location where you have to complete a task or answer a trivia question.

Hmm. So I guess the main objective of the whole thing is just to bring the community together?

Yeah. Exactly. It’s something that families can do together, or friends or couples, you know, whoever just wants to join in and celebrate the day together.

Hmm. Nice. Well, you know, we could definitely use something uplifting like that in the town right now. We could all use a reason to smile.

 

[sighs] Lucas, we’re all doing our best. OK? With any luck, this whole thing will be over soon, especially now that the article in “The Spectator” dropped.

The one about the drug epidemic. Where I was the unnamed source.

What?

[Harris sighs] Are you kidding me? When did you talk to reporters? No, no, no, no. Stop! No, no. What were you thinking of, talking to reporters?

I had the same reaction initially, Kate, because your son, without my knowledge, thought it’d be a great idea to call Chad DiMera over and have a little chat.

Oh, my God, Lucas.

Don’t worry about it. Relax. Everything’s going to be fine, all right? I trust Chad. I trust Everett. They’re not going to give up their source. They wouldn’t do that.

[suspenseful music]

[Kate sighs]

You know, I have always wondered what was in that cabinet.

Well, this is Grandpa Tom’s special cognac. It was brought to him by a grateful patient all the way from France. And on great occasions, it would appear from nowhere, and he’d pour us just a little sip. So we could toast.

Well, I’m honored that you feel this is a worthy enough occasion for Tom’s special cognac.

Oh, eminently worthy because we’re drinking to family, and family is what the Hortons are all about.

To family.

[glasses clink]

[soft dramatic music]


I think we both could do with some good old-fashioned adult time. Don’t you agree?

Actually, I’m finding it very difficult to disagree.


Then don’t.


Ah, Sarah, I– I really do need to get in some road time. And right now would be the perfect opportunity–


Xander, please stay.


Alex, you have been so supportive. And I don’t mean to put you on the spot, but I need you to understand how important my recovery is to me.

[soft dramatic music] Especially because I really have to be strong. For my son.


And even though Tate doesn’t know that I slipped, I still feel like I’ve let him down. And I cannot let that happen again. I can’t ever let that happen again.

You’re a good mom, Theresa.

Oh, God. I’m a lucky mom. Tate is a great kid. And with all my dumb, stupid mistakes, he still puts up with me. He still even loves me most of the time. And… I cannot ever undermine that connection that I have to him.


He is– he’s my one constant in my life that gives me hope for the future, you know? As corny as that sounds, it’s–


What? What are you thinking?

[Alex sighs]

I was just thinking that connection… between a parent and their kids, how it can literally change overnight.

[suspenseful music]


Well, I have a few things I need to wrap up before the big day tomorrow.

[chuckles] So I’m just going to let you two enjoy the rest of your evening together.

I’m glad we got to talk, Mom.

Me, too. Love you, honey.

Love you, too.

[smooches]

[soft jazz music playing]


Are you OK?

Definitely. Thank you for encouraging me to sort things out with her.

I’m so glad you did. So what do you want to do after the big Cupid event tomorrow? Dinner and a movie maybe?

Maybe.


Do you already have something in mind?

Actually, I do.

[Wendy chuckles] All right, see, I’m taking off work tomorrow.

Uh-huh?

And I thought I would start the day off by making you an incredible breakfast in bed, French toast and bacon.

Oh. Well, I’m liking this plan so far.

Mm-hmm. And then after Steph’s event, I figured we could come home, change, and then head out for a night of magic and dancing.

Magic and dancing? So like magic in the air?

No. Like a real life magic show. There’s a pop-up magic lounge happening tomorrow night, and it’s very hush-hush. I was able to score some tickets.

 

[chuckling] You definitely put some thought into this.

Yeah. And then I figured afterwards, we could dance under the stars on the rooftop and maybe a nightcap of that Amaro you like so much.

That sounds perfect.

[chuckles softly] I’m sure this Valentine’s Day will be one to remember.


[Wendy chuckles]

So… you forget about going out in that nasty cold night air… And just stay here with me.

Sarah, I’m sorry, but…

[somber dramatic music] I really do need that run right now.


[phone beeps]


[Xander sighs]


[baby fussing] Oh.

Oh, no. I got it. I got it.

OK. Well, I won’t be long. Don’t wait up.


[door closes]


 

[sighs]

Lucas, I just got you back. If anything happens to you–

Mom, if what I said in that article even saves one person, it’s worth the risk.

[phone beeps]

I got to go. You stay here in this room for the rest of the night.

All right. I will. I guess I’ve had enough drama for one night anyway, but keep it down when you come back in. I’m going to try to get some sleep, OK?

[soft tense music]


[tense music]

[clears throat]

Thank you for sharing the story of this home with me and the kids tonight. It was amazing and really lifted my spirits. I mean, you always do, no matter what story you’re– what story you’re telling me.

Oh, you’re too kind. You know, I love to talk about the family. I love to talk about us as we were then. Before so many of them went away forever.

Me, too.

You understand.

Yeah, I do.

Chad, when I look in your children’s eyes… I see all the love that you showered on Abigail.

I can see it all the time as well. You know, I do feel her presence here in this home.

I feel it, too.

When I’m in this home…

[delicate dramatic music]


I feel like I can breathe. Knowing that the kids are in the right place. And that they’re safe. And you know, me too. And it’s like we’re home.


Honey, you are. You’re home.


[soft tense music]

[Xander panting]

So does Doug have a hot date cooked up for the two of you for Valentine’s Day?

 

[laughing] Oh, my. Not that I’m aware of. But he loves surprises, so I’ll keep hoping. How about you? How about you and the kiddies?

Well, we’re going to attend the geocache event if the kids haven’t crashed from all the candy they’re going to eat at the Valentine’s Day party.

They’ll be up for it, sweetie. They’ve got energy to burn.

[ominous music]


And here we are.

[chuckles]

What’s this for?

[Wendy chuckles]

Well, on this Valentine’s Eve, I thought that I’d propose a toast.

Oh.

[Ava chuckles]

To love. What? Too on the nose?

It works for me.

Me, too.

Well, OK then. As long as there is love in our hearts, there is hope for a new day… and the promise for happiness to come.

I’ll drink to that.

Hear, hear. To love.

To love.

To love.


[tense music]


 

[sighs]


[sighs]


He left his phone.

[phone beeps]


Is what done?


OK, I’m going to shoot off a couple of emails before I go to bed, but do you need any help straightening up out here?

No. There’s not much to do.

OK.

I’ll be in in a minute.

OK.

[Alex sighs]

[door closes]

 

[sighs]

[sighs]

If you put your jacket back in the closet and just–

[soft dramatic music]


[Theresa gasps]


Ava, where… are you?

[dramatic music]

[Harris sighs] You. What are you–

[Harris groaning]


[Harris groaning]


[gunfire]

No!

No!


[mysterious suspenseful music]


[Harris groaning]


[Harris groaning]

[Harris exhales]


[Harris groaning]

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Days Transcript Thursday, February 8, 2024

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[soft dramatic music]

Hey, buddy.

Thanks for coming, Steve.

Your message sounded urgent. What’s going on?

[John sighs]

[tense music]

I met with Konstantin.

What? Where?

In the park.

Alone?

[John sighs]

Damn it, John, why would you take that risk?

I don’t know!

And why am I just hearing about it now?


Can you believe the number of clickthroughs we’ve gotten today?

It’s not surprising. I mean, with facts that explosive.

Oh, come on. It’s not just the facts. It was the way the article was written. You totally drew the reader in, Ev. And you deserve all the accolades you’re going to get.

I’m just happy getting them from you.

Well, you’re, going to get it from a whole lot more people than me. In fact, I think the piece is Pulitzer-worthy. I know. I will submit it for you.

Maybe just hold off on that until we get more than kilos of drugs off the street and actually take down Clyde Weston, because I’m hoping that the follow-up piece is even more explosive.

OK, then, I will patiently await that follow-up then. Do you want us to grab this table?

Yeah, yeah.

[soft dramatic music]

 

[gasps] Also, I’m taking you out to dinner.

No. Why?

Because I am so incredibly proud of you, that’s why. You should be very proud of yourself.

OK. I mean, I’ll admit, I’m immensely proud of the work that Chad and I did on that story. And yeah, celebrating that is nice. But…

But?


I’m much more interested in celebrating us.


Ooh.

Oh, my God. Smells great.

Ooh, ooh, it’s kielbasa and beans, a little garlic, and a splash of white wine.

Aw, thank you.

[baby crying]

[sighs] I’ll get it.

 

[sighs]

I’ll be right back.

Perfect timing.

[tense music]


Mm.

And even though I know, as an addict, I’m vulnerable to relapsing, as we all are… when my son was accused of pushing drugs, as upset as I was, I didn’t immediately feel the urge to start using. But, um… as the days wore on, my anxiety grew. As did my guilt. See, I have a tendency to blame myself for everything that goes wrong, not just in my life but also in the world.

[clears throat] Anyway, um– Um– I succumbed to– I succumbed to getting loaded. And I was very ashamed about it, of course.

[door opens] But fortunately–

[soft dramatic music]


Fortunately, with the help and understanding of– of those close to me…


I feel a lot stronger. And I am committed to coming to meetings and following the steps, so thank you for listening.

Thank you for sharing.


Good evening.

 

[chuckles] Just like every other one here in Statesville.

I’m sure, especially when you’re a celebrity.

[tense music]

I do hope that’s not a confession you want me to sign.

Uh, this? No, this is actually a copy of today’s online “Spectator” article about the massive drug bust that took place here in Salem. You heard about that, right? Go ahead, take a look. It’s not a great photo. It’s a mugshot. But that’s you on the cover, right?

[tense music]

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


So was this, uh, this from when you were convicted this time? I mean, obviously, with the rap sheet like yours, I’m sure there were a bunch of mug shots to pick from.

Are we done here?

You want to read the article?

No, I’m not interested.

Not interested? Well, I think you will be once, uh, once I get started. This morning, approximately , opiate pills were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into an opiate trafficking organization. Now this significant seizure signals more widespread distribution of these dangerous pills and was pulled off by the Salem PD.” And well, what do you know? Led by Detective Harris Michaels. You’re name-checked too there, Weston.

You call this unbiased journalism? You’d think that Chad DiMera would be smarter than to publish crap like this, you know? And to put me in such a bad light, not to mention the unflattering photo.

Oh, so you’re–you’re not happy about the photo and how you’re portrayed? But you’re not the least bit fazed that you lost seven kilos of opiates this morning and a drug dealer was shot dead?


You’re really cool with that, Clyde?


Answer me, John. You met with Konstantin, you didn’t even bother to tell me about it or maybe invite me to come along? Why would you take a chance like that, man?

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on. It was a crazy day, you know that, with the drug bust and all.

[suspenseful music] Hey, tell me the Salem PD didn’t do a stellar job on that one.

Yeah, you’re doing a stellar job of not answering my questions. Now we have an unwritten pact. We never meet alone with anyone we know could be dangerous.

I know. I know it, damn it! I know it. I didn’t know that I was meeting with him. I just got this urgent text. And I assumed that maybe it was a new Black Patch client.

But you had to know that that client could be somebody scamming you.

I know!

And it actually was. So why the hell would you do that, man? What’s going on with you?

[tense music]

And thank you for everyone who shared. If you need a sponsor or if you’re interested in being a sponsor, see me after and we’ll discuss. Thank you very much, everyone. Have a good evening.

Did you come here to check on me?

No. I actually had no idea that you were going to be here.

[soft dramatic music] I came here because I needed to come here.


[wine sloshing]

[wine sloshing]

Sorry, just gave him a quick change.

Finally.

Well, then I rocked him a little bit to get him back to sleep.

Club soda?

Oh, thank you.

There you go. Cheers.

To you.

Mm-hmm.

[soft somber music]

Hey, how much have you had?

One glass. And this one is–

[chuckles softly] Was to go with dinner. But why? Is that a problem?

No, it’s just that after the other night, I–

Eric, we’ve already been over this. Are we– are we going to have to bring this up every single time I have a drink, really? Look, I was stressed that night because your mom and John were coming. And let’s be honest, your mom doesn’t exactly put people at ease.

Wait, you’re blaming my mother because you got wasted?

Of course, not. I’m not blaming her. It’s not her fault. I’m just saying I was nervous that night.


And tonight, I’m not nervous. I mean, why would I be? But you know what, I am– I’m overwhelmed with what motherhood and work and Jude crying every time we’re about to make love. To be honest, it’s– it’s getting to me, I admit.


Is it not getting to you?

No. It’s not– yes, it is, but not really. It’s–it’s been hard. You know what, Jude, he’s going to grow up all too fast. And I’m sure he’s eventually going to sleep through the night and then he’s going to stop crying. I know it, and then we will have plenty of time to make love.


I hope so. I cherish our boy.

Mm.

But I miss being alone with you.


[Sloan chuckles softly]


Hey. I’m so sorry that we haven’t had more time lately.

No. No, no, we haven’t had anytime lately, Eric. The last time that you and I even tried to make love, we had all this unexpected company. It was–

With Leo and Melinda. I was frustrated as much as you were.

[soft somber music]

Were you?

Yeah. Yes. You doubt that?


It’s just because… I feel like your main concern is always Jude.


That making sure he’sOK is… more important to you than I am.

Sloan. Sloan, that’s– that’s not true. Sloan, my love for Jude does not make me love you any less. In fact, it makes me love you more. Our being together was what brought Jude into our lives. And for that, I am so grateful.


I love you.

 

[softly] I love you too.


The truth is, I– I have no clue what’s going on with me because you’re right. I know better than to ever take a meet with a stranger at night alone.

[suspenseful music]

But off you went.

Off I went. Big mistake.

Damn right it was. What does Marlena know?

 

[sighs] I just told her I was meeting with a new client. She didn’t question me because I’m sure that she assumed that it was someone I knew and I had heavily vetted, so she really wasn’t concerned.

So when you got home, what did you tell her then?

I told her the client never showed up.

You lied to her.

Yeah, I lied to her. And I hate myself for it.

Then why did you do it?

That’s a burning question! I don’t know! Damn it, Steve! Something is happening to me! And I don’t have a clue as to what the hell it is.

Come on, Detective. Use your head. How could I be the leader of some drug trafficking operation when I’ve been the guest of the state here for more than a year now?

Come on, Clyde. You obviously found a way.

No. No, sir. I think you found a way to lay this all on me so you could be the hero. And the fact is you have failed this investigation, man. You aren’t even close to the truth.

No?

[tense music] Oh. Guards tossed your cell. Look what they found.

[dramatic music]

All I can say is those guards must have planted that ’cause I have never seen that before.

[tense music]

[tense music]

So you told Konstantin what I told you?

Yeah. Yeah, I said… I know that you know about the pawn. So is this about Stefano? And he claimed he had no idea who Stefano was. He said, no, I texted you because I want to talk to you about Victor and his pawn. And that’s when I demanded that he tell me everything he knows about my background.


OK. What did he say?

 

[chuckles] That son of a bitch taunted me. He said, you got the eyes of a killer. And that’s when I pulled my gun on him.

You pulled your gun on him?

I pulled my gun on him, and I said, if you know as much about me as you think you do, you know I won’t hesitate to put a bullet through a man’s eye. And he said…or a woman’s.


 

[chuckles] What the hell did he mean by that?

That’s what I asked him. He told me that I had come after him. Now I’m assuming to kill him and then Katerina got in the way.


 

[sighs] Katerina.


Katerina. Steve. Partner, does that name mean anything to you? Steve, do you have any idea who he’s talking about?


You– you needed a meeting, Brady? Why?

Ah, I got a letter from Tate today. I assume you got one too, right?

Yeah. I did. It was–it was really sweet. He thanked me for sending the paperwork in so quickly for the wilderness trip. And he said that he can’t wait to tell us all about it in a few weeks. He also said he really misses us.

No. No, no, no. I think–I think he misses you, misses you.

No.

He misses you.

Tate misses you too.

No, I’m not so sure because I think our letters were very different. My letter, it was– it was cold. Mine was cold. Yeah, he’s still angry at me. My kid’s angry with me because I haven’t been around him in his life. I’m sure they’re doing a lot of therapy at this juvenile rehab clinic and he’s probably digging deep into his past.

No.

And he’s thinking about that.

Brady, Brady, Tate knows how much you love him.

He also knows that I have not been an active part of his life for a long, long time, for most of his life. Then I got my daughter, right? Who I only get to see occasionally under her mother’s supervision, for God’s sake.

Yeah. Well, that’s just because she is insane and sadistic.

I know. I know that. I know that. She’s insane and sadistic. And I was tricked into having a baby with that woman.

Hey, you are being really hard on yourself right now.

I am being truthful with myself right now. The fact is I screwed up with both of my kids. I screwed up with both of my kids. And it hit me really hard today. And I needed a fix. Theresa, I needed one so bad. I made a call.

[somber music] I did it.

You didn’t go through with it though, did you, Brady? Brady, you didn’t– you didn’t–

I did–I did not. I came here instead.


Thank God.

Yeah.

Thank God. It’s good. Brady, hey.

I’m sorry.

It’s OK. Look–

What?

You are a wonderful father. You are. Your kids, they know how much you adore them. Yes, it’s been rough for them because their parents haven’t been together. And they might not understand things now. But eventually, they will. And they won’t blame you. They’re just going to see you for the amazing, amazing person that you are. And they’re going to be so proud that you are their dad. Hey.

Tell you what. I’ll just settle for my two kids not thinking I’m a total jerk. That’s fine with me.

Just stop that, please. Stop that. They are lucky to have you in their lives. I’m lucky. I’m lucky I have you in my life. I’m so lucky to share a child with you.

[soft dramatic music]


Thank you. That actually means a lot coming from you.

Yeah.

[Brady sighs]

OK. So I know this is a tired old clichĂ©, but if you’ll indulge me.

Mm-hmm. Let’s hear it.

I honestly feel like this is a dream from which I’m going to wake up and feel totally heartsick that it didn’t actually happen, that– that I didn’t actually spend a perfect night with the woman that I love, that she’s not here right now, sitting across from me, smiling that incredible smile.

[soft dramatic music]

 

[sighs] I actually feel the same way. Like I’m dreaming, I mean.

OK, but since I think we can be fairly confident, fairly confident that this is not a dream.

Mm. Mm-hmm.

I feel like I want to shout it from the mountaintops. Like, would it be weird if I took out a full color page ad in “The Spectator” that just said “I love Stephanie Johnson”?

Whoa.

Would that be weird?

 

[laughing]

Too weird?

Wait, wait. A full color ad?

Full color ad.

Very pricey.

Well, I know the owner, so I think I can get a deal.

Oh, yeah. Well, speaking of the owner, maybe we should tell him about us before you ask for that deal.

Yeah. I– I suppose– I suppose we should. But honestly, I think– I think Chad’s going to be OK with it. I do.

I hope so.

What–what exactly are we going to say? What are we going to tell him? That we’re–that we’re–

[laughs] That we’re going steady? I don’t know.

 

[inhales deeply] Only we’re not. Because I don’t have a class ring or your letterman jacket.

Oh, you’re right. Definitely– definitely no letterman jacket. I was–I was very much the nerdy editor of the school newspaper and annual.

Oh, no, letterman jacket?

Mm-hmm.

Damn. That could be a deal-breaker.

Really? Even if I told you that, if I did have one, it would absolutely be yours. I would give it to you. You would look so good in it.

Hmm.

Does that help?

I guess that helps. And since I’ve always preferred nerds to jocks, I think maybe there’s hope for us.

Yeah?

Yeah.

Nerds are much better in bed anyway.

Mm-hmm.

[chuckles]


[Eric sighs]

[somber music]

Little guy was hungry.

[Sloan clears throat]

Food is back on the stove warming up.

Oh, good. Oh. Oh, by the way I read this article on AAP that a newborn should sleep in the same room as the parents for at least six months.

The AAP?

 

[chuckles] It’s the Academy of Pediatrics. It’s a really cool website. I also read about co-sleeping. More and more pediatricians are highly recommending this apparently.

[soft tense music]

Mm. Co-sleeping?

Co-sleeping, yeah, that’s when the newborn sleeps in bed with you. You know what, you should check out the website and read the article, because they do say that it helps kids have less anxiety and higher self-esteem.


Apparently, you don’t like that.

No, I hate the idea, Eric. I–I only want my husband in bed with me. And I would hope that my husband feels the same way. God, did we not just talk about this? You being overprotective, caring more about Jude’s well-being than my own.

That’s so not true. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to say something to trigger you.

No, well, yes, I am triggered. I am very triggered, Eric, because that– that little boy, our son who you just rocked and fed and nourished and coddled and everything to get him to stop crying, he is coming in between us. And I don’t like it.

[tense music]

Hey.

[wine glass clanks on table]

[Sloan groans]

Katerina? I don’t have a clue who that is. And for him to suggest that you killed the woman–

Steve, he didn’t just suggest it!

OK, well, he knows how to get to you, John. And if you let him, he wins!

Well, that’s not going to happen!

[John groans]

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. Whoa, whoa, whoa.

[John groans] You OK, man?

No. Hold on! No!

OK, OK. You got to breathe. Breathe. Come here, buddy. Come here. Come on, take a deep breath.

[John taking deep breaths] Deep breath.

[John taking deep breaths]

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on. OK, OK, OK. Sorry, man. I’m sorry.

Don’t be sorry. Just keep breathing.

OK. It’s just that…


It’s just that the second that I looked into the evil eyes of that old man, that bastard has been haunting me.

Even so, he knows how to get to you man! OK? You can’t let him get to you.

[ominous music]


What? Why are you looking at me like that?


Because I need to know… what do youremember about The Pawn? Anything, Steve. Everything!


I wish I had something to tell you, man.


The only thing I know is that The Pawn and you…


You’re not that person anymore. And I have to believe that. And so do you!


I can’t imagine what we’re going to find when we start tracing thesephone calls.

 

[chuckles] Yeah, I do wonder.

Well, my guess is it’s going to be a whole lot of trap numbers just like this one.

Maybe.

Mm?

But if you and your FBI buddies start looking, I think they may find at least one traceable number that could incriminate someone you don’t want to be incriminated.

[tense music]

Nice try, Clyde.

It’s no game. But if you want to play ball, I do have the wherewithal to make sure that all the evidence on that phone points to a particular business partner of a particular party.


Your support means more than you know.

Well, you’ve certainly supported me so much the past few weeks.

[soft dramatic music] And I–I think… we know each other better than anyone else does because of how much we’ve been through.

Yeah. We’ve been through a hell of a lot.

You know, we also loved each other once a hell of a lot. OK, maybe it was more lust than love, but I do recall… being pretty hot for each other, if I recall.

Yeah. I kind of recall the same thing, Theresa. Yeah.

You know, I think that that’s why… when I’m around you, those memories… I just… I feel them pretty strongly. And maybe that’s why I kissed you that one time.

Uh, maybe you kissed me because you were just coming down from a high, you know?

OK. Yeah, maybe it was a little bit of both.

[both clear throats] What about out for you?

What do you mean for me?


Did you feel something when I kissed you? Because in spite of me denying it at the time, I… I know I felt something.


Where is this coming from? When you kissed me, you told me at the time that it was– what’d you call it, a mistake?

Doesn’t mean I didn’t feel something. I don’t know. Maybe it just– it’s my ego, maybe, that needs a boost, and I just need to know that you still find me attractive.

Hmm. You’re beautiful. You’ve always been beautiful. I wouldn’t know anybody who wouldn’t find you attractive. But the fact is, Theresa, you are with Alex, aren’t you? Right? For Tate’s sake, I think we should keep us… as uncomplicated as possible. Don’t you think?

 

[clears throat] Yeah. Yeah, I suppose you’re right.

[soft tender music]


You do know… I’ll always be there for the two of you. Always. Tell me you know that.

I do.

Good.

 

[chuckles softly] I know that. And I also know that Tate is going to come around because he knows that you have always been there for him %. And he’s going to be so happy to see you in a few weeks.


I’ll settle for him not throwing rocks at me. OK?

[chuckles]

Stop. Hey. Tate knows that you love him. He knows that you have always been there for him, even if you weren’t there physically for him. He knows that. He knows.


 

[sighs] OK. Wow.

We are the only ones here.

We closed it down.

Yeah.

[chuckles] Should we go?

We should go.

OK.


Take one too.


Sloan, you know what? I think you’ve had enough.

Don’t monitor me, Eric.

I’m worried about you.

Well, don’t worry about me either.

Why have you been so upset with me lately? You’re drinking more than I’ve ever seen, at least since I’ve known you.

No, that’s because I don’t want to share a bed with our son for the next God knows how long. I’m sorry, I just don’t find that romantic or sexy. And I don’t understand why you think it’s such a swell idea.

OK, We don’t have to do it. Sloan, Jude, he’s going to grow up before you know it. And he’s going to be off to college.

Great. And then we can have sex.

We can have sex right now if you want. I mean, that is if you’re in the mood.

[soft tender music]


You really mean it?

Of course I mean it.

Well, what if Jude wakes up and starts crying?

Oh, he just fell asleep.

[both sigh] Which should last at least an hour. Or two.


OK, so… so you promise to wipe any incriminating numbers off this phone?

[tense music]

And maybe add one or two. With all the tech nerds behind these walls with absolutely nothing to do, I think I could make that happen. If, of course, that is indeed my phone.

I mean, there are some members of your crew that I would love to take down.

[Clyde chuckles] Any thoughts?

I have a couple I’m not too crazy about either. But of course, it’s a big if.

Right, if it’s your phone.

Bingo.


You can go to hell.

 

[sighs] Detective, now, that is just downright rude.

I would never make a deal with you! I’m going to send you some place so far away and dismal that you will miss this place.

Really? Even if it means taking that pretty little girlfriend of yours with me?


Yeah.

[ominous notes] Even then.

[ominous piano chords]


[soft tender music]


So I could– I could certainly wait until Valentine’s Day to tell you this. It’s almost upon us, you know?

I do know. But whatever it is, you absolutely need to tell me right now. You know I’m way too impatient to wait. Especially since I’m getting the vibe that whatever you have to say is important.

It is important. To me, anyway. And I hope it will be to you.


OK. That was me being coy. I know it will be to you.


OK, I’m–I’m officially on pins and needles. What–

[sighs] What is it? Please, tell me. Tell me.

OK, I will. Um…


I have– I just may be–


Actually, I definitely am…


Falling in love with you again.


[soft dramatic music]


Oh. Oh, no.

What?

Oh, God. You don’t smell that? Ugh.

Sloan.

Oh! Ugh! No! I burned the bottom of the pan! Oh. God, the dinner is ruined.

It’s all right. I wasn’t that hungry anyway.

 

[sighs] Oh, Eric, I’m sorry.

No, please.


Well, actually, I’m not that sorry.

OK.

I wasn’t really that hungry, anyway. Not for dinner, anyway.

[moaning and smooching]


Stephanie, I–

No, no, no. No. You don’t have to say anything yet. I wasn’t expecting you to respond in kind.

But–

I really wasn’t.

What if I want to? What if I want to tell you that–

[sighs] I never fell out of love with you. But the only thing new and different is that we are both in love now. Like we were back in Seattle, which were definitively the happiest days of my life, only to be compared with these past few days here with you.


 

[sighs] So what should we do for Valentine’s Day?

I don’t care as long as I’m with you.


Then I was thinking… maybe we could double date with Rafe and my friend, Jada. She’s so cool. She’s smart and funny. I know you guys would get along.

Hmm. Hmm.

What?

 

[chuckles] What if I don’t want to share you on Valentine’s Day? What if I want you all to myself?


[ominous music]

Listen, buddy. We’re–we’re not going to get any more answers today. Why don’t we just pick this up tomorrow?


Yeah. Yeah, I’m sure Doc’s concerned about me anyway since I’m not home and I told her I wasn’t going anywhere.

[chuckles dryly] Last thing I want is her worrying about me. And I know it was just another little white lie that I told her when I said that Clay was a no-show. Man, this is eaten me up and she knows it. She’s not pushing me. But man, she just knows me so well.

She does. And she would forgive you in her heartbeat.

And she would want to help me like she did all those years ago.

Yeah.

But how do I even begin explaining what the hell is going on with me when I don’t have a clue myself?

He got to, man. That’s all.

I can’t stop just wondering what the hell happened!


I’ll tell you what has to happen right now. We have to get that son of a bitch away from you and out of all of our lives, no matter what it takes.


No matter what it takes.

You know, detective, I always thought you were spineless. But I was wrong. You’re tough as nails, man. And one diabolical SOB to boot.

[takes deep breath] But just so you know, when I go for something, I never fail.


Well, at least we have something in common. I never fail either.

But you’re making a big mistake there, aren’t you? For all parties concerned.


I’ll take my chances.


Son of a bitch.

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[mysterious music]


Shh.

What’s with–

It’s just a precaution… in case you’re being followed or I’m being watched.


 

[chuckling] Morning, Stefan.

You’re back. When did you get in?

Last night.

Holly okay?

They’ve started treatment. Nicole’s being set up in a flat nearby. It was–it was time for me to head back.

Hopefully, it’ll all be all right. Any coffee left?

Possibly.

[tense music] You were home late last night. What did you get up to?

What’s it to you?

Just want to know where you were.

 

[chuckles drily] You want to know where I was last night, mm. I was, uh, on the corner of shut the hell up and none of your business. That’s where I was. What the hell is with the, uh, inquisition, counselor?

Well, if you’d bothered to check today’s headlines when you finally came ’round, you’d know that the Salem PD made one colossal drug bust overnight.

Really?

Hm. It’s all here in this morning’s “Spectator.” “Cops seize nearly kilos. “One suspect dead, several others in custody. “Sources say that the drug ring was being run out of Statesville.” I mean, who would have thought? I’m just relieved that you made it home safely last night and you weren’t caught up in all this, brother.


[door opens]

Good morning.

Oh, Chanel.

 

[chuckles] You stopped off at the bakery on your day off?

Oh, well, bakers don’t really get a day off, Mama.

Even the day before your wedding?

Don’t worry. I have the rest of the day off.

 

[chuckles] How was your night with Johnny?

Cozy. Want one?

No, none for me, darling. Not right now.

Okay, you two are being really quiet. What’s wrong? Wait, Mama, did you get your lab results back?

[soft dramatic music]

 

[sighs]


Okay, here you go. Strong and hot, as requested. That should get you up and going.

Thank you.

Although I do wish you would just go back to bed.

Yeah, maybe later.

You know, I’ve been a little concerned because you’re not sleeping very well lately–

I know, I know.


I’ll hook up with my doctor, and we’ll get to the bottom of it.

Good. Please do that soon. I know you’ve got a lot going on right now, your concerns about Tate and– and Brady.

Well, they’re going through a lot more than I am.

I waited up for you last night. I guess you got home pretty late. How–how was it with the new client?


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Incredible.

Mm-hmm. Mm, try the avocado toast, Mom. It is so good.

Wow. That looks delicious. Thank you.

[cell phone beeps]

Yeah. Oh.

[light country music playing]

[gasps softly] “The Spectator” article about the drug bust is trending. It’s all over the internet.

Well, good. I hope that Clyde Weston goes straight to hell. I mean, he’s already halfway there after what he did to Abigail. You know, we are losing more and more people every week to this drug crisis. I mean, I hate to say it, but Holly is lucky. She’s hanging in there.

Well, from what I hear, the PD is stopping every shipment that they can. I’m really grateful for Jada and Harris and the task force. Chad and Everett are doing their part, too.

It’s Everett’s story, right?

Mm-hmm. Yeah. I’m really proud of him. Can’t wait to take him out later to celebrate.

 

[hushed] Okay, last night’s bust was massive– kilos, half a dozen arrests. We dismantled the primary location. The intel was solid.

 

[hushed] Okay, so what does this mean for me? Has Clyde been neutralized?

Not yet. There was a complication.

Are you serious? I don’t know how much longer I can hold out, Harris. You promised me.

I know, I know. I remember.

[mysterious music] Just–just tell me the truth, okay? I can–I can protect you.

No, you can’t.

No, I can, and I will. I will protect you… because I love you. I-I think maybe you already knew, but… I-I love you, Ava.


Well, you better learn how to stop. I mean it. You better get over that–

[barely audible] Okay.

[louder] Okay. You don’t have to stop.

Will you trust me? Please.

Yes.

Okay.

All right, Stefan and I, the Bistro, we are all involved. Clyde is blackmailing us. He already broke Gabi’s leg, and he– he’s threatening to do more if Stefan doesn’t toe the line. And as for me, Clyde threatened to kill Tripp.

 

[sighs] That son of a bitch.

Look, Clyde’s guy, Gil Carter, used his weapon. And when I killed him in self-defense, he forced me to take over for him at the Bistro.

Okay, when we bust Clyde, I mean, how do you–how do you feel about testifying?

Oh, come on. Look, if–if I do testify, God only knows what Clyde’s gonna do to retaliate. Look, he may be rotting in jail, but you know that his slimy tentacles, they reach all over this town.

I know, I know. And as soon as I can, I am gonna eliminate his leverage over you and Stefan. I-I promise you that. But I’m gonna need you to tip me off about the drug shipments. Can you do that?

I can. I’ll keep my ear to the ground.

I’ll be in touch. Okay. We need a cover. So I need you to make a scene and just go ahead and slap me as hard as you can.

How’s your cheek?

Did you have to slap me so hard?

We fooled them.

And we need to keep fooling them until Clyde is stopped permanently.


Ah, kudos to the drug task force, huh? Cleaning up our streets, getting those designer drugs out of the hands of our youth. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before they take down everyone that’s involved in this filthy business.

I’ve seen enough.

Oh, but did you– did you read this part?

[chuckling] I love this. “Police have identified convicted felon Clyde Weston as a key suspect in the ongoing opioid crisis.” I mean, there’s no surprises there. That lowlife has a history of dealing drugs in this town. But what makes me wonder, for their next bust– and make no mistake, there will be many more– if it’s going to be your ugly mug underneath the headline.


Yeah. The meeting last night. Ah, waste of time.

[tense music]

What do you mean? What happened?

Didn’t show up. I called him, waited around forever, and he never turned up.

Wow. You’d think he would have the decency to let you know he wasn’t going to come.

Eh, these things happen. People flake out more often than you think, Doc. Sometimes you get cold feet. Sometimes they just figure they can handle it on their own. Must be hiring a PI for this guy just… wasn’t the right call for him after all.


Uh, sit down. Sit down, honey. Uh… the test shows that the nodule’s gotten bigger, which means the cancer’s more aggressive than they thought it was at first. So my surgery is being moved up.

Oh. Well–well, that– that’s a good thing, right? That–that means you’ll have it behind you that much sooner. So when is the surgery?

[door opens]

Okay. Finally found a parking spot. Now who is…ready to talk about our wedding?

[soft dramatic music]

Real nice, EJ, toying with me like this, especially when you couldn’t be bothered to lift a finger when Clyde was blackmailing me.

And you know damn well why. As district attorney, I’m sworn to uphold the law.

 

[laughing] Oh, please.

And what would you have me do, hm? Go to the police and tell them everything and have you arrested in the process?

You can sell that crap to somebody who’s buying it, because I’m not. You and I both know you would bend the law in a second to save your own ass. Not to mention, if I end up going down for this, how’s that gonna make you look? Your reputation as DA will go down the toilet.

Oh, on the contrary, I’m certain the public will support me completely when I choose to uphold the law rather than protect a criminal merely because we share DNA. The good people will know that I value what’s right and will respect what I had to sacrifice to go against blood. And when all the dust settles, I’ll be the one on top while you’re off to jail to become someone’s bottom.

You traitorous son of a bitch.

Oh, chin up, Stefan. You won’t have to bother with me soon enough. It’s only a matter of time before we have enough evidence to take Clyde Weston down. And when that happens, I wonder how long it will be before he gives you up.


[clicking tongue]

You said there was a complication.

Mm-hmm.

What was it?

Unfortunately, Clyde’s “candyman” was taken out.

The guy that I told you about?

Yes, fired at a cop, and he got the worst of it.

 

[sighs] Damn it. All right. So what now?

Well, Clyde’s gonna replace him. And we’re just gonna have to get the next guy. Look, Ava, I’m gonna get you out of this, okay? It’s just gonna take a little more time. Can you hang in there just a little while longer, please?

I mean, do I have a choice?

[ominous music]


John?

Mm.

What’s going on? Where were you just now?

Just thinking about my career as a PI and…all the other jobs that I’ve had from ISA agent to priest. Got a hell of a rĂ©sumĂ©, don’t I, Doc? Some of it good, some of it…not so much. And it just tends to make you wonder, does the past ever really stay in the past?

Well, the– the past is always with us. It just– it shouldn’t define us. What’s going on? Why all this introspection?

Oh, well, Steve was talking the other day about the, uh– about the old times. It was around– around Christmas. And I just got to thinking. You know, I know that we’re supposed to learn from the past so we can improve ourselves in the future, but that’s– that’s not always possible.

Well, why shouldn’t it be?

Well, what if there are things in the past that you may regret that you don’t remember? How do you learn from that?


So you and Everett, it’s going well?

Pretty well.

Only pretty well?

[light country music playing]

Okay, very well. He and I are getting to know each other again.

Well, given the way the two of you were looking at each other the night that he came for dinner, I did have a feeling that you were already getting pretty close.

You want to know how close, right, Mom?

Oh, I mean, not if–not if you don’t want to tell me.

I don’t.

Wait, what do you mean? What do you mean? Come on, now. You don’t have to tell me the details. You know I respect your privacy. But I mean, I’m a mother. And I want you to be happy. And nothing would make a mother happier than to know that their daughter is with somebody who makes her happy.

 

[sighs] Okay, well, yes, I– I am with someone who makes me happy. Everett and I, we had this– we had this great connection in Seattle. And now, two years later, we still do. He makes me laugh. He’s also really smart. We just have all these great conversations. We talk about everything from history, philosophy, to music, movies, theater. I just–I just have a really great time with him.

That is music to my ears, my baby girl.

So the surgery could be as early as next week?

Mm, not sure. They want to schedule it for some time in the next couple of days and let me know.

Okay, well, whenever it is, just know that we will be there for you, no matter what.

That’s right. Every step of the way.

Oh, I’m so blessed to have the support of family, including my soon-to-be son-in-law.

[chuckles] Oh, speaking of which, let’s talk wedding bells.

All right, over some freshly baked chocolate scones.

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm. Come on, let’s just dig in there. Mmm. Mm-hmm.

[soft music]


So basically, I’m screwed, even though my brother’s the DA, right?

Actually, if I wasn’t DA, I’d be more inclined to help you. If I was a private citizen, say, I don’t know, CEO of DiMera Enterprises. Oh, that’s right, you and Gabi stole it from me.

I extended the olive branch, damn it. I offered you your position back, and you turned it down.

Because it was too little, too late, as I said at the time. So now, as district attorney and Holly’s stepfather, I need to let the police do their jobs and get those drugs off our street, lock up anyone who has dirty hands.

[tense music] Well, I must be off. I need to get to the station and congratulate our force on…

[clicks tongue] Another job well done.

[sighs] Tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk, tsk. Face it, little brother, you made a bloody mess of things, didn’t you? And now it’s very likely you’re going to end up behind bars. Mm. Mm-mm-mm.


[laughing]

[snaps fingers]

What are you searching for?

It’s–it’s not that I’m searching, Doc. It’s–it’s just fearing more unwelcome surprises popping up in my life because of my past.

All right, well, if we have any unwelcome surprises cropping up, we will handle them as we always do– together. And we’ll remember that old phrase– why borrow trouble, hm?

[no audible dialogue]

 

[sighs] Believe me, nobody’s happy how this went down. I mean, the officer who shot Clyde’s puppet master, she’s taken it really hard, even if the guy she took out was trash. So obviously, we can’t go back and change what happened. We just gotta push forward.

[soft dramatic music]

[both panting and moaning]


Ava, what–what’s wrong?

Everything. I-I make one bad decision after the next.

You’re too hard on yourself. You’ve gotta give yourself a break.

No, I don’t– I don’t deserve one. I don’t. I-I am a broken mess. And once you find that out, you are gonna bail.

No, I’m not. I’m not going anywhere. Hey. We’re a team. And we’re gonna get through this.

[cell phone beeps] Okay, I gotta get back to the station. Stay strong. We’re almost at the finish line.


[cell phone rings]

 

[sighs] Hey.

Hey. Can you talk?

Um, soon. I just ran into Harris.

 

[sighs] What– Ava, I told you not to talk to him.

It was a random encounter. It happens.

He mention the bust?

Yeah, he said they scored big.

Right. I need to speak to you now. Meet me at my place.

I’ll be right there.

Thank you for that pep talk. How is it that you always know how to make me feel better?

That was not a pep talk. That was– that was me reminding you of who you really are.

[soft, sweet music] Because you are an amazing father, a spectacular grandfather, a loyal and loving friend, and the best husband a woman could ask for. And I wouldn’t have you any other way.


I love you just the way you are.

I love you, Doc.

Good morning, Detective. Is the commissioner in his office?

Uh, he’s all tied up at the moment dealing with the press about the bust.

Yes. I read the “Spectator” article giving some of the details, naming Clyde Weston as the possible kingpin. Weston is locked up, so logic would suggest that someone on the outside is doing his bidding.

Yeah, and that someone, unfortunately, was killed in the raid this morning.

 

[sighs] How was he killed?

He pulled a gun on one of our cops, and she had no choice but to fire in self-defense.

[tense music]


 

[sighs]

Rough morning?

Were you followed here?

No, but who cares? We work together, and supposedly, we’re sleeping together.

Supposedly. What did Robocop tell you?

Just that they seized a bunch of product and some dealer is dead. It’s all in the paper.

You know I don’t like you talking to that guy.

Oh. Oh, oh, okay, Pops, wh-whatever you say. You know what, I think I’m just gonna do my homework now.

This is not funny, Ava. Harris is nothing but trouble for us. For all we know, he could have followed you here. And he probably knows exactly what happened between us last night.

I stopped by St. Luke’s yesterday, so everything is ready to go for tomorrow.

And I confirmed the early morning deliveries for flowers and cake. Mama, did you get in contact with the caterers?

I did indeed. And our dresses are ready, my darling. So we’ll just run right over there and pick them up when the boys pick up their tuxes.

Oh, and I found a photographer. So better late than never, right?

Oh, well, they’re going to have to take plenty of pictures so we can send them to Eli and Lani and– and Big Mama, too.

Olivia’s not going to be there?

Oh, well, she wishes that she could. And I know that we all wish that, too, I know. But she has an ear infection. She–she can’t fly.

Oh, no. Okay, I’ll have to give her a call later.

Mm-hmm.

[cell phone rings] Oh. It’s the hospital. Hello.

[soft dramatic music] Yes, I’m aware.


Oh, I see. Well–well, but isn’t there another– Mm. Mm. Mm-hmm. Yes. Yes. Midnight. I understand. Thank you for letting me know. Mm.

Well, who was it? What’d they say?

Did–did they reschedule the surgery?

They did… for tomorrow morning, same time as the wedding.

 

[sighs]


So you’re saying that Everett’s moving faster than you are?

He is, which is sweet on the one hand, but it’s also a little scary, you know? I mean, he’s completely enamored. He wants to pick up where we left off. He even brought up moving in together.

Wow.

Yeah, but I– I told him to slow his roll.

I think that’s good. I mean, if it’s meant to be, it’s gonna happen. I mean, look at your dad and me. True love always wins out.

[light country music playing]

[phones ringing]

And that’s it. You’re up to speed on everything we know.

Well, thank you, Detective. That was a very thorough report. I’d been given an abbreviated version while I was in Italy. But I’m glad to have the full picture. And now that I do, Clyde Weston’s involvement is undeniable. So how do we go about proving it?

Well, now that the dealer is dead, that was our best way to expose Clyde. Now we’re gonna have to wait until Clyde replaces him with somebody else, but we’re on top of it.

Good, good. Good to hear. I want a rock-solid case to end Weston for good. I don’t want him slipping through our fingers.

Trust me, we’re gonna nail that bastard and everybody else involved.

[soft dramatic music]

Look, Harris doesn’t know anything about what happened last night. And who cares? He was already under the impression that we had. I thought you only cared about Gabi finding out.

Yeah. And it never happened.

Right. Exactly. Never happened… except that Wendy and Tripp saw that it did.

Okay, but they’re not gonna say anything, right? You told them not to say anything, right?

Okay, not yet, but–

Not ye–wh–

Okay, w–just listen. Just calm down, all right? I will talk to Tripp soon.

And Wendy–soon.

Okay. I will talk to them. Don’t worry about it, okay? Right now, we got much bigger things to worry about. You know that Clyde’s henchman was shot last night at the bust?

I know. And they suspect Clyde’s the drug lord.

God, he’s gotta be losing his mind right about now. And you know how dangerous Clyde is when he’s feeling cornered. So with him out on the warpath, looking for payback…

We’re already in his crosshairs. So what the hell are we gonna do, Ava?

Tomorrow morning?

Can’t they reschedule?

Well, based on my test results, they want to get me in right away. They don’t have any other openings, you know, for the rest of the week, so tomorrow morning it is.

Okay, that’s fine. That’s fine. We’ll just– we’ll postpone the wedding.

Oh, no, no, no. I will not hear it. Now, this wedding is going to go on tomorrow.

Mama, no, there is no way that we’re gonna–

I will not listen to this, Chanel. No, we’ll– we’ll just have to improvise. Now, Abe, he can give you away, and Johnny’s photographer, he will be taking tons of pictures.

No. Mama, this is our wedding. And there is no way that we are getting married without you there.

Don’t you dare.


No, Paulina, I’m with Chanel on this. We’re not having this wedding without you, okay? You already missed our last wedding. There is no way in hell we’re gonna let you miss this one.

It is their wedding. And so it’s up to them to decide and, you know, from the looks of it, I think their minds are made up.

 

[scoffs]

[clicks tongue] Oh! Oh, well, clearly– clearly, I’ve been overruled. And we’ll cover the cost of postponing. I’m so sorry.

What? No, Mama. There is no reason for you to be sorry.

Well, even so.

[sighs] I’m just–you know, I’m tired, I’m tired– and from all these ups and downs. I-I think I’ll just–I’ll go and just lay down a while.

I’ll go with you and get you settled in.

Okay. I love you, Mama. Have a good rest.

Oh, love you, too. Love you both.

[intriguing music]

You sure you’re okay with postponing?

Yes. Absolutely.

Yeah?


But…

But what?

Maybe there’s another way.

Another way?

Yeah. Yeah, I think I have an idea.


Can’t believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day– and your anniversary.

Mm.

Do you have anything special planned?

Well, every anniversary with your dad is special, whether we’re doing anything or not. I know that sounds corny, but it’s the truth.

Not corny. It’s very sweet. I just hope I don’t have to marry the same guy four times to get it right.

Well, maybe we just couldn’t live without each other. So how lucky are we?

Aw. I hope I’m even half as lucky in love as you guys have been. Hopefully without all the drama in between weddings.

Well, I think maybe the drama was worth it. But listen, my beauty, whether it’s dramatic or it’s uneventful, all I hope for you is to be as happy in your life as your dad and I are right this very minute.

[light country music playing]

Look, I just might have a way to save our asses and end this blackmail by Clyde for good.

[mysterious music]

Well, what is it, Ava? Spill it.

Okay, well, the key word is “might,” okay, but listen, if what I am thinking falls into place, we have got our way out.

Okay, I don’t like this, Ava. I don’t like being kept in the dark.

Okay, you just keep your head above water, okay? Let me worry about ending this nightmare.

What are you gonna do? Don’t do anything without talking to me first.

Look, I swear to you, I won’t. All right, everything’s gonna be revealed in due time. Just trust me.


Just before I left for Italy, the Bistro was raided, and nothing was found. It all looked like it was on the up and up.

Yeah, apparently so. We interrogated Ava and Stefan, and they lawyered up real quick.

So Ava Vitali is involved?

Nothing’s been confirmed yet on that front. But we’re keeping an eye on her and your brother. Is that gonna be a problem for you?

Not at all. Go where the evidence leads you, Detective. And at the end of the day, if it turns out my little brother is mixed up in this whole mess, so be it. He’ll rot in prison beside Clyde Weston.

You know, after our little talk, something tells me that I– I might sleep better tonight, maybe make it all the way through the night.

Mm, fingers crossed.

[soft, sweet music] I–I got some errands to run. Uh, will you be here– will you be here when I get back?

Sure. No plans.

Good. Then I will see you.

Bye, honey. Be careful.

[tense music]


[line trills]

Hey, Steve. Can you meet me at the office? There’s something I need to tell you.

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Mm. Yeah. Yeah, of course. I can swing by after I pick up Rachel from swimming. Oh, I don’t know, in a couple of hours? Yeah, I just have to pick up some supplies and– oh, hey, hey, hey, wait, wait. Can I call you back in a minute? Hey, Alex, Alex. Hi.

Kristen, hi.

Hi. Are you headed over to Titan?

That’s the plan, yeah, after I shower. Why? What do you need?

Well, um, I don’t know. We haven’t talked in a while. And I just was wondering how things were going over there.

Things are going good, you know, just working on creating a more unified brand, you know, clean and mean.

Oh, interesting. And how does Theresa’s latest escapade fit in with that new image that you’re trying to promote? I mean, I can see that, but clean? Hardly.

[laughs]

What are you implying, Kristen?

Oh, come on, Alex. Don’t play dumb with me. I know all about her little relapse.

Yeah, whatever you heard, that’s not–

Not what, true? Come on. Don’t deny it. Brady told me all about it.

Are you kidding me right now? What the hell is wrong–

[dramatic music]


[sighs] Mm.

[laughs] Well, good morning, handsome.

You know, you thought that you wouldn’t sleep, and you seem to have slept pretty well.

Well, last night’s activities, uh, definitely helped relax my mind.

Oh. Well, then, you know, maybe I can relax your mind some more.

Mm, go for it. Oh!

 

[chuckling]

[phone buzzing]

Yeah, what is it? No, I have not been informed of that. What the hell, man? That was not your decision to make. This is my business, and I’ll run it my way. I’ll deal with you later. Imbeciles. How could they let this happen? Oh, they’ll be damned sorry they did, though. Sons of bitches have no idea what I’m capable of. They’re about to find out.

[radio chatter]

[tense music]


Here. Thought you might need this.

[radio chatter]

How you doing, Goldman?

That’s a first for me, detective.

First time you shot somebody?

First time I’ve ever even discharged my weapon.

Have you released your firearm to the CS unit?

Yes, sir.

OK, good. It’s going to be OK. Why don’t you wait by your car. Phillips will stay with you.

Come on, Goldman.

 

[sighs]

She’s pretty shaken, huh?

This is bad, Jada. This is really bad.

[soft orchestration] – Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


What the hell is Brady thinking? Brady has no business speaking about Theresa’s personal life to you or anybody else.

So it is true she’s using again?

She’s not using again. She had a slip. Hey, hey! She has made a vow. She is consistently sober now, and it’s going to stay that way from now on. So maybe if you could just like, I don’t know, transform yourself into, like, a half decent human being for like a split second, maybe then you would recognize that she’s facing struggles. And you can leave her in peace.

Aw.

[laughs] Sorry. Look, I do feel for Theresa. Look, no, after all, we are both card-carrying members of the Brady Black baby mama club connected to the guy from here to eternity.

Please, don’t– don’t remind me.

Oh, come on, Alex. Brady is always going to be a part of Theresa’s life just like he’s going to be a part of mine. And it is very understandable why he talked to me about that situation. He’s worried about her.

Well, he’s worried about Tate.

Oh, no, not just Tate. I mean, don’t you get a sense of their strong connection?

I suppose I do, yeah. It has been made abundantly clear to me just how strong their little bond is. So yeah, but it’s out of necessity.

Oh, out of necessity. Are you sure about that? I mean, are you sure that there is nothing else going on between the two of them? Hm? Hm.

You bring me so much joy, Abraham. I’m so grateful that we get to be together like this again.

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your patience of me, your understanding?

Oh. Well, we don’t have to rush anything. And the memories, they’ll come back. I know they will. In the meantime, we have the privilege of creating new ones.

Beautiful new ones. Perfect new ones.

 

[laughs] Oh. Mm.

But this was a good bust, right?

Yeah, I mean, in terms of drugs off the streets, it’s a great bust but–

I know we needed that dealer alive. I’m going to go check on Officer Goldman.

OK.

Talk to him.

Uh-huh.

How did this go so wrong, Rafe? This is the dealer with a direct connection to Clyde.

I know, Harris. But look on the bright side. We got kilos of drugs off the street. That’s a huge win.

There’s always going to be more drugs. We need the source.

[sighs] If only Goldman had–

No, no, no, no. This piece of trash pointed a gun at her, OK? It was a split-second decision– her life or his.

No, I understand that. But with this guy, Clyde would be off the street for good.

OK. But that’s fine. We’re going to get to Weston one– what the hell are you two doing here?

We’re just here to collect information, Commissioner.

Yeah, well, that’s not OK, Chad. This is an active crime scene. Besides that, how the hell did you get here so fast? This bust wasn’t on the radio.

I called them.

You what? Why?

To buy us some extra time to get to this bust before the Lucas story is published.

What? The Lucas story? What the hell’s a Lucas story?

Lucas Horton is a confidential informant for Salem PD. Put his life on the line to stop Clyde Weston’s hold on this city. That’s the story we’re going to tell.

When I was brought up to speed, the only thing I could do was negotiate the delay in publishing it in exchange for the scoop on the bust.

What the hell were you thinking, Harris? This is months and months of investigation. It could potentially all go up in smoke. What the hell made you think that this was the right call?

I’m not the one who made the call.

OK. Who made the call?

Look, I’m sorry. Lucas reached out to us unbeknownst to Detective Michaels.

Look, we’re all on the same team here, Commissioner, OK? We all want drugs out of Salem, and now we actually have an opportunity to move the needle in the right direction by working together.

Huh.

What do you say, Commissioner? We have to print the story with or without your statement.

OK, let’s get this over with then.

Great. You’re not going to regret this.

OK.

Commissioner Rafe Fernandez, can you tell us about the drug bust that occurred today here on Kingston Road?

Good morning. Today, we were successful in removing over kilos of dangerous drugs from the streets during a warehouse drug bust just on the edge of town and thus cutting off the pipeline of these highly addictive and dangerous drugs.

Can you tell us specifically what drugs were confiscated?

Well, that investigation is still ongoing, although I will say they are probably street drugs laced with opiates. I will say this, however. A bust of this magnitude sends a clear message that we are not going to stop until we reclaim our city from those who seek to profit only from misery and death.

Can you tell us, were there any injuries or fatalities in the raid?

[tense music]

Yeah, unfortunately, one of our officers was involved with a– a shooting. And, um, the deceased is an alleged drug dealer, although that investigation as well is still ongoing, and there will be a separate report released.


 

[sighs] We good now?

Good as gold. We’ll, uh– we’ll get out of your way now. Thank you.

[chatter]

Well, today the police made a major dent in the drug trade in Salem.

Red letter day indeed.

Now the real work begins.


Look, I am not trying to upset you, Alex. I know that you and Theresa are a thing, and, uh, I just hate to see you deluding yourself. Yeah. Look, those two are recovering addicts. And it’s like they’ve been to war together. And they share the battle wounds, and those wounds are very, very bonding. It’s kind of like Brady and my relationship, actually.

Are you kidding me right now? From what I see, you and Brady practically despise each other.

Affairs of the heart are very deceiving. And like Theresa and Brady, we’re forever connected and not just because we went through hell and back, but because of our child.

Your child?

Mm-hmm.

The one that you recently just got sole custody over and basically deprived her father from being a part of her life? And you think you and Brady have a strong connection?

Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? I did not deprive Brady of being part of Rachel’s life. I was given sole custody because he threatened me with a gun in the presence of our daughter.

And I agree with you. That was not a smart move on Brady’s part.

Yeah, you think it would–

But did you have to go to such extreme measures?

Oh, and what the hell would you have done?

Not got the cops involved.

Oh, so I take it Brady didn’t tell you the whole story.

What’s the whole story?

Uh, it wasn’t me who called the cops. It was Rachel.

[radio chatter]

OK. So let’s go over exactly what went down earlier. You were with Officer Goldman when you entered the warehouse from the south side, correct?

Yep.

Did you notice anything unusual?

Not at first, but then I saw something flash from the corner of my eye.

What kind of flash?

I’m not sure. Next thing I knew, Goldman was taking off after the perp. And then– well, you know the rest.

What exactly did you see?

It’s not what I saw. It’s what I heard– two shots. By the time I caught up with Goldman, dealer was dead.

And Goldman?

She was shaken, definitely in shock. I noted the location of the suspect’s gun before I helped her. Put it on my report.

OK, Phillips. I’d do that now while memory is fresh.

Trust me, this won’t be something I’ll forget.

Neither will Goldman. Let’s go check on her.

 

[laughs] Well, look who we have here– my old buddy Chad DiMera. Who’s your compadre, Chad?

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Your family dynamic’s certainly interesting.

I could say the same about yours, too. I mean, talk about daddy issues.

[clears throat] OK, I’m sorry. Look, changing the subject, let’s just state the obvious. I’m going to state the obvious here, OK? Life is unpredictable, and it is complicated, as are relationships. So my advice to you? Be wary and, uh, don’t give your heart away too quickly.

OK. Well, enough about the subject of me and my heart. Let’s move on to you.

Mm-mm.

Are you seeing anybody?

 

[laughs] Oh, please, Alex, do– Do you know how dehumanizing those apps are–

Oh.

–the dating apps, right? You swipe left, swipe right. You know, it’s just– I’m just too old school for that.

Oh, well, I would hardly call you old school, but I know what you mean.

 

[laughs]

What about Brady?

What about Brady?

You ever think about getting back with big old Brady?

 

[laughs] Oh, come on. Come on. That ship has sailed.

So bring it back to shore, captain. He’s single. You’re single. You don’t have to worry about the little first date weirdness issues. You can just have somebody you know. You know all him. You know his flaws. And from where I’m standing, it’s obvious you still got feelings for the guy. So why not pursue it?

Huh. I know what you’re doing, Alex.

[laughs] You want Brady out of the picture so that you can have Theresa all to yourself.

 

[scoffs]

 

[laughs]

 

[gasps] Oh my Lord! Oh. Oh! With everything going on last night, I plumb forgot to tell you the very exciting news. Chanel and Johnny are getting married.

That’s wonderful.

[laughter] Well, congratulations to the mother of the bride.

Yes, that’s me.

[laughs] Oh, babe, I’m so happy for my baby girl. And you know, the more I see the two of them together, the more convinced I am that they– they’ve got what it takes.

Oh, young love.

Yeah, well, old timers’ love ain’t so bad, either.

Oh, well–

Oh, now, wait a minute. Oh, come on, now. Wait. These distractions have got to just wait now ’cause I’ve got– I got to write this announcement so I can get it in The Spectator ASAP.

Well, so have they set a date?

Indeed they have. They’re getting married on Valentine’s Day.

Well, you have your work cut out for you. So what can I do to help?

Oh, Abraham, you’ve done so much already.

Well, uh, we’re partners, right?

Mm-hmm.

So put me to work.

Well, for now, just tell me that today’s going to be a good day.

Every day with you is a good day, my dear sweet Paulina.

Mm.

 

[laughs]

 

[sighs] We’ll get each of the suspects into interrogation. I am guessing they will be up for conversation if they think it means staying out of Statesville.

Yeah, well, their boss isn’t going to be happy about this raid.

Yeah. Speaking of unhappy bosses, really not pleased that you kept me out of the loop on this press situation.

I know, Rafe. I’m sorry. I had to make a quick decision.

Mm-hmm. So Lucas is staying with you at the safe house?

I mean, it’s the best plan I can come up with to make sure that this raid would still go off without a hitch.

Yeah, so there was a hitch?

Yeah, Officer Goldman was a decorated marksman in her academy class.

OK, but there’s a big difference to shooting your gun on the range versus on the job.

[tense music] And now she’s going to have to visit with the department shrink before I can put her back on duty.

OK. We’re going to need all hands on deck. That’s for sure.

Yeah. Once this article comes out in the press, God only knows what the fallout’s gonna be.

Aren’t you going to introduce me to your buddy here, Chad?

Everett Lynch, editor in chief, The Spectator.

Lynch? I don’t recall that name. You must be a– a recent hire.

Fairly recent, yeah. Mr. Weston, we were hoping you might be able to spare some time to speak with us today.

Us? You mean like the two of you?

[laughs] Chad, are you pretending to be a journalist now?

I own The Spectator now, Abigail’s family paper.

I see. One of those, uh, jack of all trades, master of none things, right?

[chuckles] You know, your daddy, Stefano DiMera, he was a force to be reckoned with. But you, son, sorry to say, you’re just a waste of time, kind of like this meeting here.

Mr. Weston, taking pot shots at a man whose wife you brutally murdered, that’s the behavior of someone in a very, very bad mood, which makes sense in your case because you’re obviously having a horrible day.

A horrible day? What the hell you talking about?

[tense music]


Why don’t you enlighten me, Chad? Why am I having a horrible day?

Oh, you, uh– you must not have heard about the raid.

Raid? No, it doesn’t ring a bell.

Well, you have eyes and ears everywhere, don’t you, Clyde? OK, fine, we’ll, uh– we’ll play your game. And we’ll be the first to tell you that there was a very big raid this morning on the edge of town at a warehouse. Kingston Road, I believe?

Mm-hmm.

Yeah. But that doesn’t ring any bells? It was really quite a doozy.

One of the biggest raids in Salem history, from what I heard.

Yeah. How much did the police grab, Everett?

Over kilos, I believe, and still counting the cash when we left.

Well, that’s got to hurt, huh, Clyde?

I don’t know what you’re talking about.

How much does keys go for on the streets? My math is, um– it’s not very good.

Yeah, you know, by my calculation and adjusting for inflation, I’d say probably over a couple mil.

 

[whistles] A couple mil, huh? A couple mil, that is a lot. That is– that would make me very angry. I’d probably want to make somebody pay. What would you do, Clyde?

[phone buzzing] Do you hear that, Everett?

Yeah, I do. It sounds like a– like a phone on vibrate.

That’s funny because we had– I mean–

Yeah.

Yeah, we had to check our phones in when we– when we got here. Clyde Weston, do you have a contraband phone on you?

[phone beeps] You might want to check your messages.

You know, if I were a betting man, which I’m not, I would bet that it’s probably about the raid and all that lost product.

I bet you’re right. I bet someone is very nervous to have to pass that along. Go ahead. Check your messages, Clyde. It’s just us here. We won’t say anything.

Admit it. You want Brady out of the way so it’s smooth sailing for you and Theresa.

I’m also looking out for what’s best for you, Kristen, and for Rachel. Think about it. No, seriously, how nice would it be for her to have her parents back together again creating a nice family unit?

Well, you don’t give a damn about me and Rachel. Wow, you are really sweating bullets about Brady and Theresa, aren’t you?

Hey. Hey. I admit I have my concerns, OK, only because she’s been leaning on him a little bit more than I expected.

Co-addicts to codependency.

Yeah. Yeah, he’s been hanging around a lot more since the slip.

Yeah. Well, and also, they’re dealing with the fallout of Tate’s arrest and him going to juvie camp.

It’s like two little magnets getting drawn together every time I turn around.

 

[chuckles] Well, and if you don’t redirect Brady’s attention–

Then my relationship with Theresa is probably doomed.

All right. You know what, Alex, I think I can help you.

[tense music]


How are you doing?

I’m OK.

I wasn’t after my first shooting.

Really? What happened?

It was a domestic violence case when I was working in Seattle. I got a call that this guy was making threats at his ex’s workplace. So I show up. And I thought I had everything under control. Talking to the guy, you know, I’m trying to calm him down, or so I thought. And all of a sudden, he– he pulls a gun out, and he fired. I had no time to think. And there were too many civilians around, and I couldn’t take the chance of someone getting hurt. And that– that was the first time that I discharged my weapon on duty. I can still smell the gunpowder. I can still see the blood.

That’s all I can see–

[shivers] The blood.

You did the right thing, Goldman.

It was a clean shooting.

Yeah. Jada’s right. Based on our initial reporting, you did the right thing, Goldman.

But I took a life, sir.

Yeah.

I’m having a hard time reconciling that I did the right thing.

And it’s only natural that you would feel that way. But at the end of the day, you’ll come to accept that what you did, you did what you had to do. And just know that you are not alone. You will come out of this OK.

[tense music]


What do you think, Everett?

I don’t know. Not really what I expected. Not that tough, really.

Yeah, well, you know what they say. Prison can break some men. Is that what happened to you, Clyde?

What is it you two clowns want from me?

Well, truth is is I don’t even like to hear your name, let alone be in the same room as you. But our job is to tell both sides of the story.

We want to hear your version. We’re giving you a forum to speak your truth.

What the hell are you talking about?

Well, you claim you’re an innocent man, right?

Damn right I’m innocent.

OK. Can you expand on that?

Look, gentlemen, if you’d done your homework, you’d know that I’ve been a model prisoner here in Statesville ever since I started serving time for the brutal murder of Chad’s adorable wife Abigail. I’ll bet you miss her dearly, don’t you, Chad? I can still see her face, so scared and so beautiful, begging me to save her life.

Hey. Stay focused. Stay focused, OK?

 

[laughs]

[tense music]


Now, I still don’t know why you’re really here.

Because, Clyde, I wanted to see the look on your face when you learned that your empire was crumbling to the ground.

 

[chuckles] Good luck with that.

I don’t need luck, just facts. And the fact is your reign of terror is coming to an end. And when you lose all of that money and all of that power and everything that goes along with it, I am going to take great satisfaction with telling the world all about it on the front page of my newspaper. And you, Clyde, will be rotting away in prison like the rat that you are, never again to see the light of day.

You said so yourself. If I’m more present in Brady’s life and he’s less present in Theresa’s, then it is a win-win for everyone, right?

Yeah, I still feel like there’s a catch.

No, I mean, we’re just, um, helping them both out.

[laughs] That’s all. I mean, we both want to break the toxic chain between them.

Mm-hmm. But are you sure you’re ready to get back to Brady again?

I don’t know. Time will tell. I mean, it’s hard being hurt over and over and over.

Absolutely.

There’ll always be a place in my heart saved just for him. OK. I think it’s time for me to change things and focus on myself.

I’m liking where this is headed right now, truly.

 

[laughs]

Wow.

All right. So we are on the same page, right? And if we’re going to achieve the goal that we want, then you and I are going to have to be in communication with each other.

Sure, yeah. I mean, you’re not suggesting we spy and gossip about Theresa and Brady on, like, a regular basis, right?

Let’s not think of it as gossiping. Let’s think of it as intel.

Oh.

 

[laughs] I mean, the last thing either of us wants is for them to get together.

 

[humming] Voila!

[chuckling] Engagement announcement complete.

Excellent. Excellent. So what else is on the agenda for today?

Well, I have– I’ve got a conference call in half an hour to go over some details about the geocaching event.

Right.

Then after that, I need to start thinking about my mother of the bride outfit, so maybe a stroll through Saison with my best man?

Oh, it’d be my honor.

[both laughing]

Oh.

[phone ringing]

What is it?

[phone ringing]

University Hospital.

[phone ringing]

Yes, I’m aware. But what if the–

[deep breath] OK. OK. OK. OK. Yes, I understand. Thank you for letting me know.

Paulina, who is it? What’s going on?

That was my oncologist. They got the ultrasound results. The tumor has grown. They don’t want to wait. They’re moving my surgery up to the end of this week.

Then we have a plan.

Oh. But I just thought I’d have a little bit more time to prepare mentally. Oh, I’m going to be fine. I’m going to be fine, Abe. I’m going to be fine.

Yes.

Oh.

[panicked breathing] I got this. I’m going to deal with this. I’m going to deal with this.

[panicked breathing] I just– I know you know who I am. Even though I’m scared, you know, if you know anything about me, you know I’m not going to let my fear overcome me. You know that.

[panicked breathing] I have you. I do have you.

Yes, you have. And we’re going to go through this together. We are a team, remember?

Yeah.

What do you say about spending a little bit more time around Titan?

Oh, Alex, are you offering me a job?

I mean, would it be that far out of left field? You’re more than qualified to join my executive team.

True. I have more than a little experience.

Exactly. And we need somebody like you with your skill set to keep up with the new market trends. I’m telling you, Kristen, I have always seen you as a shrewd businesswoman.

Yeah, well, I’m not the Suzy Homemaker type. Ah, you know, I think, I can make this change.

Yeah?

Yeah.

And you’ll be in closer proximity to Brady.

Interesting proposition. I’ll consider it.

OK. All right. Well, if we’re going to make this little project work, we’re both going to need to contribute in and out of the workplace.

Meaning?

It means that we’re going to have to work at bumping up those visitation rights between Brady and Rachel, building it up to family sleepovers, creating more opportunities for bonding for the family, of course.

Of course.

We got the best motive here, Kristen, truly– happiness– mine, yours, Theresa’s, Brady, but, most importantly, Rachel.

OK, Alex, to happiness.

To happiness.

 

[laughs]

I think we’re done here. Chad?

Mr. Lynch, I’d like to suggest that you forget anything that you learned here today. It would be best for all parties.

Is that a threat, Clyde?

No. It’s, um, more like a warning from a concerned citizen who would hate to see anything bad happen to those who were close to you back in Salem.

Empty threats will not prevent the truth from coming out, Weston. You’ve had your chance to make a statement. Now it’s time for us to do our job. I’ll make sure you get a copy of the paper.

And when we do finally expose all the horror you’ve inflicted from killing people with tainted drugs to putting the DA’s stepdaughter into a coma, the justice system will make sure you serve two life sentences. You understand me?

Guard!

[ominous music]


It’s time to end this.

Let’s do it.

So close to nailing Weston.

I know. I know.

[sighs] OK, Goldman, walk me through it one more time.

OK. The suspect did not respond to our commands to stop, sir. I pursued. And once we got outside, he turned and fired. I returned fire to ensure that no other individuals would be hurt and– because– I didn’t want to die.

It’s OK. It’s OK. You followed protocol. We’re going to have to come at Weston from another angle.

And soon.

Yeah, soon, because once Clyde finds out about this, all hell is going to break loose. And he’s going to want somebody to pay.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[sighs] This is so peaceful, huh?

Mm-hmm. It’s perfect– crackling fire, winter wind blowing.

You know, when I was a kid, I used to be afraid to come out here at night. I used to think that the ghosts of my DiMera ancestors would grab me and take me off to the crypt.

Mm, those creepy DiMera spirits…

[chuckles]

Are those the ones cursing anyone marrying into this family?

[soft dramatic music]

Could be. Honestly, nothing would surprise me.


Wait a minute. You’re not really afraid for us to get married, are you?


Oh, thank you so much for this evening, Abraham.

[chuckles] Oh great food, great food and even better company.

 

[chuckles] I had a wonderful time.

 

[laughs]

[tender music]


Well… You know, tonight doesn’t have to end right here. I mean, you could come inside.


Oh, no, no, no, it’s all right. It’s all right. I– Good night.

Wait, wait, wait, wait. Hold on.


I can’t believe you’re here again in my arms.

Mm.


You know, for two years, I had the same dream over and over. Actually, I was in a coma for a year, and I wasn’t really dreaming then. But for a solid year, I had this dream where late one night, you’d show up at my door, and I’d sweep you off your feet with my romantic declarations of love. We’d take each other’s clothes off and… well, you can imagine the rest, or I guess you don’t have to.

Mm.

[laughter] Wow. So tonight was your fantasy?

Actually, tonight was my dream come true. My fantasy is I’m a rugged ship captain, and you show up at my cabin door dressed as a sexy Viking warrior.

 

[gasps] Oh. I will have to remember that.

[laughs]

Yeah, you should remember that.

Yeah.


We’re out of the friend zone!

[laughter]

Oh.


Now, you see, I thought it was gonna turn out to be the scientist’s mentor who killed his wife. I mean, he was already upset that the protĂ©gĂ© had eclipsed him, and so he offed the wife to set him up for the murder.

Mm-mm. I figured early on it was the mother. I mean, she was too obsessed with him, always had to know where he was every second. She wanted her son’s wife out of the picture.

Mm, well, you were right. Are you sure you haven’t seen this movie before?

I just know a thing or two about meddling moms.

[soft dramatic music]

Uh-oh. What has my mom done now?


Well, that happened.

Yeah.

Twice.

Yeah.

It was incredible.

Yeah.


And a big fricking mistake.

Yeah.

You don’t want to play games with me. What do you want?

Thank you for coming. Sit down, Mr. Black. You and I are going to talk.

Just tell me what you want. So why do you pretend to be a new client just to get me out here?

 

[chuckles] Would you have come if you’d known it was me?

Damn straight, I would have. Saves me the trouble of tracking your ass down because you’re right, Konny. You and I, we’re gonna talk. And you’re gonna tell me everything that you know about The Pawn.

[tense music]

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


I’m afraid I do not play chess, Mr. Black.

Knock it off. Steve told me everything. You told him you know about The Pawn. Now I want to know what you know, and I want to know right now. Is this about Stefano?

I do not know about this Stefano. No, John, this is about Victor and his Pawn.

[tense music]

Italian families can be pretty superstitious. I mean, for example, a lot of my ancestors used to wear this necklace charm called The Devil’s Horn to ward off the evil eye.

Evil eye?

Yeah. It’s called the malocchiocurse. And someone who’s jealous of you can give you the evil eye without even meaning to. Yeah, there’s a lot of Italian superstitions.

Oh, yeah? Give some examples.

Some examples? OK. Um, it is bad luck to have a pet bird in your house. It’s also bad luck to leave a loaf of bread upside-down. The number , obviously, bad luck. Ooh, here’s one. So when a newlywed couple moves into a house…

Mm-hmm.

It has to be exorcised, or at least blessed, to ward off any evil spirits left behind by the previous owners.

Ooh.

On the other hand, a cat sneezing in your presence is considered good luck.

 

[laughs] OK. Well, then we will just have to get a cat then.

[laughs] Oh, come on, G. You don’t actually believe all that stuff, do you?

I–

[sighs] Look, after what my uncle Chad said to me, my family’s history is riddled with women who have either been heartbroken or messed up for marrying a DiMera– I mean, from getting kidnapped to brainwashed to death.

[dramatic music] And look what happened the last time we got married.


Yeah, yeah, that did leave me pretty messed up and heartbroken.

So maybe we should just be, you know, happy being with each other, just being with each other.


Chanel, I–


I love you too much to risk ruining your life by marrying me again.


You know, when I came to Salem and I tracked you down, I didn’t really know what to expect because I’d sort of been obsessively looking at pictures and videos of you from…

[chuckles] From two years ago. And I’d look at them before I went to sleep. I’d wake up in the morning, and I’d maybe sort of look at them. Anyway, when I saw you in real life standing in front of me, I didn’t think it was possible for you to surprise me with how beautiful you are.

[tender music]


You want to know what I thought when I first saw you here in Salem after not having seen you for two years?

Are you kidding me? Of course, I want to know.


I thought… “There’s the guy that I was so madly in love with I could hardly see straight.” And in spite of how rattled I was, more than rattled, I was shocked.


But even so… I was hard for me to stop myself from running into your arms and just holding you so, so tightly. I wanted to tell you how mad I was that you disappeared but how relieved I was that it wasn’t by choice, how relieved I was that you found me again.


But as you know, I was– I was committed to someone else at the time. I was living with Chad, and so that obviously stopped me from acting on how I actually felt.

Understandably.

That’s the reason that I was able to show such…

[sighs] Remarkable restraint…


Until tonight.


You hungry?

Mm-hmm, starving.

You know what the nice thing is about living in a hotel?

[together] Room service.

Yeah. On it.

That mom comment just flew out of my mouth. I shouldn’t have said anything.

No, you can’t take it back now. Just– just tell me.

[soft dramatic music]

OK. I will. Your mom cornered me in the apartment and kind of grilled me.

 

[sighs] About?

Well, it started out with her reminding me how much you hate almond milk, and then it pretty much went downhill from there. Yeah, in a nutshell, she questioned my commitment to you, then warned me to not break your heart.

Wendy, I’m– I’m so sorry.

Look, you– you were right when you said your mom was kind of a handful. No offense.

No, I get it. Nothing– nothing new there. No, but it does rile me up that she would talk to you like that behind my back. But she is Ava Vitali. And you know, she is my mom, and I love her very much. I will never understand why the woman does some of the things she does.


 

[groans] Oh, God.

Ouch.

Oh, Gabi.

Oh.


You know…


When I first told Gabi about this fake affair, she was completely supportive. She says, “As long as it stays fake, mi amor.” Look at me now. What have I done? What is wrong with me? What’s wrong with you, huh?

Me?

Yeah.

Me? You’re the one who came– ow– over here. And you– you took my sushi from the delivery guy.

You’re the one who wound me up with all the phone sex talk.

Oh my– are you kidding? I mean, who– who was the one who said, “Let’s open another bottle of wine”? Huh?

Who was the one who said, “Let’s do shots?”

 

[shushing] Stop it. OK? Shh. We’re both responsible. OK, responsible. We were vulnerable, and it was a big screw-up.

Yeah.

Yeah.

No kidding.

Yeah. OK. So we’re just gonna figure out– we’re going to figure out a way to put this all behind us. OK? And there’s really nothing to figure out, right? Because the only way to deal with this is no one can ever know the truth.

[tense music]

Wait a minute. I don’t get all of this sudden panic about us getting married. Aren’t you the one who gave me the whole carpe diem spiel? And, “oh, Chanel, I love you so much. I don’t want to wait.”

I do love you so much, and I don’t want to wait. I also don’t want anything to happen to you. I mean, you can make fun of curses and superstitions all you want, but I was possessed by the devil. I’m pretty sure you recall. Who knows what the future can hold? I just– I just don’t know if I want you taking this kind of risk.

Yeah, well, life in general is pretty risky, as we both know. And, hey, if the devil couldn’t keep us apart, then the DiMeras sure as hell can’t. And I truly believe all we have to do is love each other and be honest. And that will keep us safe. So in short, I have zero worries about us walking down that aisle. But now suddenly you do.

I mean, it’s not all that sudden. It’s just the more I think about it–

Wait, wait a minute. Is this really about what Chad said? Or are you having second thoughts about something else?

[soft dramatic music]

I probably shouldn’t say this to a man with amnesia, but I’m having deja vu.

 

[laughs] So what are you remembering?

Just the many times that we’d lay together here just like this.

[tender music] Did anything feel familiar to you?


No. But I promise you, it was wonderful.

Hmm. So I guess for you, it was like the very first time.

It was. It was. You know the good thing about losing my memory?

Hmm?

I get to fall in love with you all over again.

[laughter]


And I told her the only opinions that matter in our relationship are yours and mine.

Wendy, I am so sorry that my mom put you on the spot like that. But no surprise, you held your own against her.

Oh, and once again, she tried to convince me that you and I need to take a vacation. And she even offered to help me plan a romantic getaway on her. Clearly, she’s still trying to get us out of town.

Even though I’ve told her that we’re not going anywhere?

Yeah, well, obviously she’s not listening. She really did not like it when I turned the tables on her and started quizzing her about Harris and Stefan.

What did you ask?

How she felt about them. I mean, she totally shut me down and wouldn’t say anything.

Yeah, of course, she wouldn’t. She has been spending a lot of time with Stefan lately, which is not a good sign. I mean, not only do I dislike the guy, but I think whatever my mom is messed up in, Stefan’s behind it, just using her like the leech that he is.

Yes, of course, this stays between us. Gabi can never find out. Nobody can ever find out the truth.

Exactly. It never happened.

It never happened.

We take it to our graves.

Yeah, you had better, especially because, me, I got a lot more at stake,

What? How so?

How so? Because I’m married, OK? You and Mr. Clean, you’re not even seeing each other anymore.

Oh, so it’s OK if he finds out. Look, I don’t want him to know the truth either.

He already thinks we’re sleeping together. What’s the–you know what? Fine. OK? Miss Fabio, no argument from me. But let me remind you, I got a hell of a lot more to lose than you do.


So, what’s The Pawn to you?

The Pawn changed my life forever.

How? Tell me what you know about me, about my past.

 

[chuckles] I wonder what is inside of you waiting to come out. I can see it in your eyes, the eyes of a killer.

Damn it, Konstantin. There are so many– too many things that I don’t remember about my past. And now you show up here taunting me?

That is the least of what you deserve.

Tell me what you know about me right now.

[suspenseful music]


It’s so good.

Mm.

Oh.

Sorry, they didn’t have pasta with meat sauce on the menu. I know that’s your go-to for recharging.

All right, can’t beat a grilled cheese as a late night snack on a cold winter’s night. And you remembered to get ranch for our fries.

How could I forget how you take your fries?

 

[laughs]

Also that you hate olives, love anchovies, prefer rye bread over white. I can keep going.

I am impressed.

I also remember…

Hmm.

[tender music]


 

[laughs] What? What else?

Every inch of you.


Hey, look. There’s our geocaching event.

Oh, Caching Cupid– they used your title. I hope it kills. The hospital could really use the funding.

Well, the website’s been getting a ton of traffic. I set it up to maximize search engine optimization.

Mm, OK, well, now you’re turning me on with all this techie talk.

Really? Well, have I told you about the geodetic data?

Hmm.


Keep talking like this, and we won’t be able to wait for the apartment.

HTTPS is an extension of the hypertext transfer protocol.

We better hurry, woman.

 

[laughs]

Hey, you know what? I don’t understand the hold that that guy has on you. It’s not like you guys are married. Yeah, you’re not even together. You don’t even love the guy.

[soft dramatic music]

[laughs] Oh, wait a minute. You love Harris.

Look, I never said that.

You didn’t have to. You are wearing it all over your sleeve.

OK. You know what? It really doesn’t matter anyway, right? You know, I’m going to request that you shut up and maybe finish getting dressed so we can get you the hell out of here, OK?

OK, fine. Where is my shirt?

We brought everything in here in case Wendy and Tripp showed up. Come on. It’s here.

Well, it’s definitely not in here.


If you know as much about me as you claim you do, you know that I won’t hesitate to put a bullet through a man’s eye.

Or a woman’s either.

[tense music]

What does that mean?


What does that mean?

You came at me, and Katerina got in the way.


I came at you? Whe–? Who’s Katerina?

 

[chuckles]

Tell me. Hands where I can see them.

I need you to see something and tell me what it means, and I will go away.


John. John? Are you OK? John.

[ominous music]

Who’s John?

 

[chuckles] If you are not John, then are you The Pawn?


I’ve been called that, yes.

Oh, finally. My God.

[speaks Greek] Finally, after all these years, I found you, the one who killed Katerina. There was a time many years ago in Greece, in Aria, you came to deliver a message, a message of death.


My beautiful Katerina.


John… someone must pay for that.


You know, it’s– it’s been a while since we’ve been together.

You’re not asking me to rate your performance, are you?

Oh, no, no, no, no. I was just– well, I don’t remember what you– don’t remember what you like or don’t like.

Oh, honey, I am not shy. You know I would tell you.

[laughter] But, well, I will say this, you were wonderful then, and you’re wonderful now.

[laughter] Oh, your side of the bed sure did miss you, Abraham. And so did I.

[tender music]


Chanel, I have zero second thoughts about marrying you, none whatsoever. OK, I just– I just want to make sure that you’re going into this with your eyes open.

Well, I told you that your big, tough family doesn’t scare me.

What about the other side?

You mean your mother?

No, although she can be quite scary. I was thinking more about my sister.

Your sister? You don’t really think that I still have feelings for Allie?

You did choose her once over me.

But I loved you first, and I love you last forever.

[soft dramatic music] What? You don’t believe me?

I just I can’t stop thinking about how crazy you guys were about each other.

Oh, my God. You’re worried that I prefer women.


You’re worried that I’m gay, aren’t you?


You know, I’m blown away that it’s been two years.

Mm. I mean, in some ways, it feels like it’s been forever, and in other ways, it feels like we’ve never been apart.

I mean, I haven’t been with anybody since the last time I was with you.

Well, you know my story. You weren’t in a coma for a year, so I think you get a pass.

Hmm. Thank you.

You want to hear something wild?

Hmm?

I think I grew more and more in love with you while we were apart.

An “absence makes the heart grow fonder” thing?

No, no, like a true love kind of thing. All I know is I have you back, and I am never, ever gonna let you go again.


You know, I should probably start thinking about getting out of this hotel room.

Oh, where would you go?

I don’t know. I mean, you could move out of your parents’ place. We could find a place on our own together, pick up where we left off. What do you say?


[tense music]


What the hell?

Tripp, Stefan, he was just–

I was just helping her out.

No, you save it. I’m not an idiot. OK?

You know what? I was just leaving.

Yeah, you better damn well leave.

OK, Tripp, calm down.

No, keep your paws off my mother, OK?

Tripp, Tripp, your mom’s a grown woman. She can be with whoever she wants.

No way. Not with this dirtbag.

Again, none of your business.

My mother is my business, OK? I’m not going to stand around and watch you use her. That is over. You hear me? You’re going to keep your distance from her from now on, or you are gonna regret it.

[tense music]

I wish we could lay like this forever… and all of our problems would just blow away.

[soft dramatic music]

Are you thinking about your surgery?

Actually, I went to the hospital this morning.

Why?

Well, because I think– I think the lump is actually getting bigger.

Why didn’t you tell me?

Oh, there’s nothing to tell yet. They did another ultrasound. I’m waiting to hear what they say. But, you know, being here with you like this, I feel like I can handle just about anything. And I forgot all about it for a little while. That’s no small thing.

[tender music] You have no idea how much this means to me.


Well, actually I do.


It’s overwhelming trying to navigate life with no memory, but you never gave up on me.


I was lost at sea. And you… you are my safe harbor.


And you’re mine.

Yes, I am. And I am going to be with you every step of the way now and always.


Look, I am not questioning your sexual orientation, OK? I’m just– I guess, if I’m being honest, I want to make sure, am I gonna be enough for you?


Johnny, listen to me, OK?


I am ready to commit myself to one person, and you are that person– you, OK? And no one else. You protected me even when we weren’t together, and you have shown me in a million ways that I am enough for you. And yes, Johnny, you are enough for me, more than enough, always and forever. I love you. I love you so much.


I love you too.


Whoa!

[laughs] Whoa! Slow your roll there, fella. Live together?

I’m boundary pushing again, aren’t I?

Yeah.

Yeah.

Yeah, you are.

Yeah.

Look, I moved in with Chad too fast. That was a big mistake. And as any relationship self-help book would tell you– and I’ve read my fair share– just there’s no need to rush. Just enjoy each other. And if it’s real, it’ll last.

OK. All right. But for me, it’s real. I already know that. There’s no doubt in my mind you’re the only person in the world that I want to share my life with, and that will never change.

[soft dramatic music]


What about you? Is it real for you?


[ominous music]


Move that trashcan over here.


[chuckles] At last. Yes. My Katerina will be avenged.

Katerina will be avenged.

Raise your right arm. Now lower it. And now, Mr. Black, let’s try something much more high stakes, shall we?


Put the gun to your head and pull the trigger.

[suspenseful music]


OK. So are we done now? Have we checked off every box on the list of our potential concerns? And are we now ready to vow to be true and love each other until death do us part?

Yeah. Yeah. OK. All right, it’s settled. So, are you ready to be Mrs. DiMera?

I don’t know. It depends. Are you ready to be Mr. Dupree?

Oh, oh, OK. Well, I guess we never really talked about the name change thing. Is there something you want to do about that?

You know what? We have had enough discussions for tonight. I think that the only thing left for us to do is to just seal our love with another kiss.

Yeah, that sounds good– sounds good to me.

 

[laughs]

[tender music]


Mm. You know what? There is– I’m sorry– there is one other thing left to do on our to-do list.

What?

I was thinking, and just thinking, that we should seal our love with a little more than a kiss.

Mm-hmm. I’ll race you to the bedroom.

Oh. OK.

[laughter] Whoa. Whoa. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.


I don’t know how much sleep I’m gonna get tonight. I’ve got so much on my mind.

[sighs] But I am so very happy to have you back here, Abraham, in our bed.


It does feel right, doesn’t it?

Mm-hmm.

 

[sighs] You know, we could stay up all night and talk. We can do that. But I want you to know that I am– I’m here for you, Paulina, whatever you need, whatever you want.


Hey, please, let’s just take it slow, OK? There’s no rush. You’re not going to fall into another coma. And I’m not going anywhere. So let’s just live in the moment appreciate that we found each other again.


I do appreciate that beyond– beyond words.


And you’re right. You’re right. There’s no need to rush.


Except maybe– maybe to– to sleep. I have to meet Chad in a few hours.

Then why go to sleep at all?


Tripp, that is enough. Stefan, just– just– just– just go. Please, just– just go.

Fine, I– I will go.

OK.

Really?

I was– I was just– you know what? I’m not going to discuss this with my son. No. Uh-uh. No.

[soft dramatic music]


Stop. Not today. You will serve a purpose. You will be Konstantin’s Pawn, and I will have revenge for my Katerina. But not yet. You will go back to your lovely family. And in seconds, you will return to who you are, Mr. Black.

[ominous music]


[gasping, shuddering]

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of January, 29, 2024

Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

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Monday

-Alex could be heard closing a door while John was shown.

-Stephanie could be heard talking to Everett while Theresa was shown.

-Kate was shown talking to Roman while Everett was shown.

Tuesday

-Kayla referred to Johnny as Johnny DiMera as if he wasn’t her nephew.

-Sarah could be heard talking to a nurse while Kayla was shown.

-Ava could be heard talking to Wendy while Steve was shown.

Wednesday

-Chad told Johnny that the DiMeras were raised by an unscrupulous man. Did the writers think we forgot that Chad wasn’t raised by Stefano?

-Stefan could be heard talking to Xander while Alex was shown.

-Brady could be heard talking to Alex while Xander was shown.

-Brady’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

Thursday

-Chad could be heard talking to Everett while Eric and Sloan were shown.

-Lucas could be heard exercising while Brady was shown.

-Eric didn’t burp Jude after he fed him. He put Jude down after he fed him.

Friday

-Sarah could be heard putting silverware down while Brady was shown.

-Ava could be heard reading her book out loud while Konstantin was shown.

-Everett could be heard talking on the phone while Stefan and Ava were shown.

 

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

Well, Doc, after the day I had, that dinner really hit the spot. Thanks.

It’s especially good when it’s delivered warm right to your front door. I’m sorry you had a rough day.

Mm. I’m just putting out fires. How about you?

The same.

Yeah. Listen to that.

Oh. Silence.

Beautiful, isn’t it?

Oh, you would not believe the day I’ve had. I spent the whole day just putting out–

Fires? Yeah.

Yeah.

So what can I get you, kid? I got plenty of leftovers from dinner. Would you like some?

No. You know what? I could probably use one of those non-alcoholic beers, but I think we’re out.

Actually, I picked up some on the way home, so I’ll be right back.

Dad, thanks.

Yeah.

Believe him? Everything that’s on his plate, and he’s thinking about me.

Your father is a very kind man.

Yes, he is. I kind of wish I had his generosity of spirit. And I also wish I was as good a dad as he is.

[soft dramatic music]

And we just need one more.

You, me, Maggie–

[tense music]


My mom is bringing someone.

When did that happen?

When you were in the shower. It’s Konstantin.

Well, then, we don’t need an extra space, love, because Konstantin is one man that I will not share a dinner table with.


What is this thing? What does it mean to Steve and to John?

[knocking]

Hey, you almost ready? We should be going.

Come in.

The car is out front. I don’t want to keep Sarah and Xander waiting.

Are you sure this is a good idea?

Why wouldn’t it be?

Well, Xander is not exactly my biggest fan, and for very good reason.


“She looked into his steely blue eyes, “now dark with desire and a longing that echoed her own. “He kissed her with a fierce intensity, “his tongue exploring her mouth as his hands touched her, caressing her curves.” Hmm. “As he lifted her up, she gasped, her breath ragged, “her legs wrapping around him as he pressed her against the wall.”

[knocking] Okay. All right.

Delivery for Miss Ava Vitali.

You’re my sushi delivery guy?

That’s me.

Oh, you don’t really look like a Gunther.

Fun fact, my middle name is actually Gunther. Stefan O. Gunther DiMera. But don’t worry, I took care of the guy. I tipped him even though the genius seemed to be a little confused on where to find the numbers on the doors. I hope you got enough in here for two.

Oh, you came for dinner.

Mm. [chuckles] No, I didn’t. Actually, I came here to drink with you.

Well, it seems like you already started drinking without me.

Yeah. Well, I don’t like drinking alone. And I thought to myself, I bet my little paisana– I bet she probably has a bottle of wine open by now. And lo and behold, so what do you say?

Do I really have a choice?

Come on. Come on. We can commiserate about how crappy our lives are.

All right. Look, I mean, what else do I have to do tonight? I’ll get you a glass.

I mean, this could be the nail in this guy’s coffin. I’ll be off in one second. I’m sorry, that wasn’t to you, Chad. Yeah. I mean, I really think this is going to be our Pulitzer. Okay, I’ll pick you up at : a.m. tomorrow. See you then.

[phone beeps] Hey.

Hey.

Hey. Sorry I couldn’t take your call earlier. I was–it’s been a crazy couple hours.

Clearly, a good crazy.

Yeah. But better seeing you. I’m glad you’re here.

I came because I couldn’t find my earbud. And this is the last place I remember having it.

Oh, yeah. Yeah. Okay.

Maybe it’s on the nightstand.

Yep. Good call. I don’t see it here. Not there.

[both chuckle] Oh, yeah. Hey, look.

Oh.

There it is.

I wonder how it got there.

I mean, these things are–you know.

Thank you. Wow, so you’re picking up Chad tomorrow at : a.m.? It’s like the crack of dawn. Where are you two going?

[soft dramatic music]

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Brady, don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re a wonderful father.

Yeah? Is that why my daughter is indifferent to me now and my son’s in juvie rehab?

Here you go, buddy. Like I said, plenty of leftovers if you’re hungry.

Yeah, I’m good. Thank you.

Yeah.

[doorbell rings]

Oh, that’s probably Theresa. We have to sign some consent forms for Tate’s youth correctional wilderness trip. Hi.

Hey. Hi. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt your evening.

No, no, no, not at all.

Theresa, please come in.

I’m just here because I have to send this registered mail in the morning. You used to be able to do it online. But some tech-savvy teens hacked the juvie system, so–

Brady tells us that he’s doing very well.

Yeah. So we hear.

So we hear, yeah. I think we’re actually going to get to see him with our own eyes soon–a parental visitation.

Yeah, it’s going to be a very long few weeks.

Yes, I’m sure you’ve missed him so much. We’ve missed him as well.

Yeah. You know I think of all the times where I got really impatient with him or he would annoy me. My God, what I would give to just have him annoy me now and be able to embrace him and just tell him I love him.

[somber music]


Well, I understand very well not being able to forgive someone who put their daughter in danger, even if indirectly, which is why I don’t know whether Xander will ever trust me, let alone feel comfortable with me.

Well, you’re going to have to change his mind, Konstantin, especially since he’s going to be a very big part of my daughter’s life for a very long, long time.

Are you implying that I am also to be part of your life for a very long, long time?

Oh, no. No, I didn’t mean that.

What did you mean?

You know, it’s time to go. I don’t want to be late for dinner.

[soft dramatic music]


Come on, tell me. What are you and Chad up to?

Mm.

Hey, I’m your PR consultant. I need to know.

 

[chuckles]

Okay, okay, okay. I can tell you this much. We got a big lead about the drug crisis. And Chad and I are digging into it tomorrow.

I’m intrigued.

It’s got potential to be a major breakthrough– something that could get “The Spectator” national recognition.

Well, a recognition for you as well. I’m dying to hear more.

Well, you’ll have to wait till it’s in writing.

Fine. I will try to be patient. And now that I’ve got my earbud… I’ll be going.

Yeah. Wait. You have plans? I got a newly stocked mini bar chock full of those overpriced little liquor bottles. We could order some dinner. Stay.

[sultry music]


Mm-hmm. There you go. You want some?

No, I actually prefer to drown my sorrows on an empty stomach.

Suit yourself. It’s good.

What you got there?

Cucumber.

What you got there? What is that? You’re doing a little light, uplifting reading? Are you? Huh? Rubbing the hot oil all over your body got you in the mood?

You know that phone call earlier– you know I was messing with you, right?

I knew that.

Yeah.

Yeah.

Okay, because it didn’t really seem like you did– not at first, at least.

Hmm.

Yeah. At first, it seemed like, you know, you believed me. And I kind of enjoyed that. I kind of enjoyed just making you a little crazy.

Oh, yeah? Well, that’s okay because I’m already halfway to crazy these days.

You really miss Gabby, huh?

Every minute of every day.

I–I can relate. I mean, that is, to, you know, missing someone.

Yeah?

Yeah.

RoboCop, you miss him? You don’t need–you don’t need to answer that question. I am sorry. Okay? How about I propose a toast? To lost loves… and new friendships. Can I call this a friendship?

Well, I mean, considering that you really annoy the hell out of me, and I can only–

Oh.

Yeah. I mean, it’s true. I can only stand spending about minutes with you until I want to pull my hair out. So yeah, I guess we’re friends.

Well, for the record, you annoy the hell out of me.

Oh?

That’s right.

Yeah?

You do. And hanging out with you makes me want to pull my hair out.

Okay.

Because has anybody ever told you what a tremendous downer you are? I mean, you are. Bah, bah, that’s you. That’s you.

 

[laughs] Okay.

But in spite of all that, I do consider you a friend– sort of, okay?

Okay.

You know.

Yeah.

So… To new friendships.

New friendships.

[soft dramatic music]


[melancholy music]


Okay. Here you go.

Great. Thank you. And we’ll talk later, yeah?

Yeah, yeah. Hey, how are you doing? Good?

Yeah, good.

Why don’t we give you a few minutes to talk?

No, this is your house.

It’s Brady’s home too, so we’re going to give you a little privacy, okay? Come on, Doc.

[tense music]


Why did Marlena just say she’s going to give us some privacy? Do they know? Do they know that I got high, Brady? Oh, my God, you didn’t tell them, did you?


Hello. Where are you going? And your answer better be to the store.

Maggie, please try to understand.

I don’t understand. This night is about me, my daughter, and my granddaughter, and not whatever bad blood is being stirred up between you and Konstantin.

Welcome to our home.

A gracious thank you.

So where are the girls?

Oh, Sarah’s feeding Victoria in the bedroom.

Okay. Well, I’m going to join them. You two behave yourself.

[sigh]

You have a lovely home– so warm and inviting.

Thank you. Let’s cut the chitchat, shall we?

[dramatic music]

Okay, then. What would you prefer to talk about? Politics, climate change, artificial intelligence and how it is transforming the world?

No, I want to talk about Maggie Horton– the best person I know, who I care about deeply. So if you do anything to hurt that woman–

Well, Mr. Cook, though I am weary of defending myself to you and other cynical people who are skeptical of my feelings towards Maggie, let me state once again, and unequivocally, and I hope for the last time, I also care very deeply about Maggie. And I would never hurt her, hmm? I am not the man you think I am.

Hmm.

Oh, my goodness. Did I just see pigs fly?


Okay. All right. You got to pick, okay? All right? You got to pick one here. I got to watch– hey, whoa, hey. Hey now, hey, whoa, watch yourself.

You watch yourself.

Okay. All right. All right, choose now. So Gabby– she is in prison like she is now, but it’s, like, for decades, okay? Decades. Or Gabby out of prison, she’s free… But you never get to see her again.

That’s a tough one.

Mm-hmm.

So what do you pick?

Set her free. At least I know she’s safe. We’re out of wine.

[chuckles] And here’s another bottle– convenient.

 

[laughs]

[reads label in French] Let’s just open the damn thing up.

All right, you do that. Oops.

[laughs]

I was going to drink that.

Ahh! Let’s get hammered.

 

[laughs]

 

[snorts]

Somebody snorted. * Somebody snorted *

Thanks for the offer, but I’ve got a big day tomorrow. And you’ve got a very early one. We can’t risk another all-nighter like last night.

Well, I’d risk an all-nighter with you any night. Just having you stay over here, falling asleep in my arms, and our discussion– you know, I thought that was, like, a really important one and that maybe we understand each other a little bit better.

Yeah, I think we do.

It’s funny. As we were lying there, all these Seattle memories were just coming flooding back to me. I–just remembering how in love we were with each other, how much– how much fun we had.

You said at that time, we both got sick on oysters at that new restaurant, that seafood restaurant? God, definitely not my favorite Seattle memory.

Honestly, I love every memory that I have with you, even that one. Do you remember a few days after that, we went to that bluegrass festival. And the sun was going down. We were walking along the water. And it was cold, you know? And so I put my coat over you. And that was the first time I told you I loved you. It took three long weeks of me saying it before you said it back to me. But when you did, that was the happiest moment of my life.

[romantic music] I meant what I said last night, Steph. I’m still in love with you.


Please don’t be upset with me.

Oh.

Listen. I did–I did tell Marlena. I did.

Brady, why would you do that?

Because I needed– listen. Listen. I know I shouldn’t have, and I’m sorry about that. But I was concerned about you and Tate. And I needed to tell somebody about it.

God, I mean, she already thinks I’m such a colossal screw up.

No, she’s a psychiatrist. She understands it. Hey, she understands addiction. She gets it. She doesn’t judge. She was just concerned. That’s all. I promise. Theresa, look at me please. Don’t be upset with me. Sorry.

Okay. Okay. Okay.

Okay.

So you told your stepmother, and she’s a really good person. And she’s a psychiatrist, so okay. It’s okay that you told her. And I’m sure now she’s told John too. But he’s a really good guy, too, so–

[sigh] Okay.

Theresa, they’re not going to tell anyone. I swear. I promise.

I know. You’re right.

[sigh] God. Do you remember when we had our townhouse?

[tender music]

Yeah, how could I forget that?

Do you know that there was one time when I popped over unannounced to– I don’t know– borrow eggs or something. And Marlena answered the door. And it was very obvious that I had interrupted something between the two of them–

Oh, no.

In the middle of the afternoon.

Yeah?

I mean, I should have called before.

Yeah, probably. But I’ll bet you never made that mistake again.

No, I did not.

[laughter]

It’s funny.

Oh, but the way they look at each other, it’s heart-melting.

It really is.

Yeah.


You know, you and I used to look at each other… once upon a time.

Yes, we did– once upon a time. And now you– now you’re with Alex. And I really hope that that’s going well. I do.

I don’t think you do.

I do.

No. I think you wish what I wish– that you and I could have somehow made it work. That maybe you and I could have been the next John and Marlena.


I’m so sorry. I– I should have resisted the urge to declare my love for you again, especially because I know it makes you uncomfortable. I should have read the room. Just so you know, I’m not waiting for you to say it back like I was last time.

It’s hot in here.

Sorry. I know. You know what? I’m just sort of– I’m just talking, talking, talking. You have to go.

Actually… is that offer of overpriced little liquor bottles and dinner still on the table?

Yeah, definitely. Sure.

Good. Because there’s something we need to discuss.

Uh-oh.

It’s not bad. It’s about this whole “friends” thing.

I know I have trouble with boundaries, obviously. I did it last night. And I’m doing it again, but I promise that I’ll stop. Except I keep breaking that promise, don’t I?

It’s not that.


What is it then?

This whole friends thing– it isn’t working for me either.


And then, so when Harris and I, when we came back from London, everything was really great for us. You know? Yeah, like, I was really happy. I was probably the happiest that I have ever been in my entire life maybe. Yeah. And then… I felt hopeful.

[jazzy music]


And then Clyde had to come along.

Mm. Damn Clyde Weston.

Damn Clyde Weston. That firetruck and Mickey Fickey figlio di puttana.


Oh, my God.

What?

Tripp’s got “qe-tuila”.

“Qe-tuila?”

Yes. We could do shots. Are you in?

Limes!

Yeah!

Whoa, whoa. Whoa.

 

[giggling]

Okay, okay, okay, okay. So–

[laughs] Yes, in honor–honor of those–whoa– those very happy times in London.

Are you about to–

There it goes.

I mean, what are you–

Come on. Ready? Are you ready? Are you ready?

Yeah, as I’ll ever be.

All right.

[mellow sultry music] Yeah.

[both grunt]

Ha-ha.

[laughter]

Oh, London Bridge is falling down, falling down, falling down.

Come on.

* London Bridge is falling down, my fair lady *

* Build her up with gold and silver * * Gold and silver, gold and silver * * Build her up with * Okay.

Hey!

* Gold and silver, my fair lady *

Oh, hey. Oh.

Well, damn it.

It’s okay. It’s okay. I’ll get you some of Tripp’s.

It’s fine. It’s fine. My clothes are like the rest of my life now– one, big, hot mess.


Here, put this on.

[laughs]

That’s Tripp’s?

This is the first thing I could find.

That’s a lady robe. I’m not wearing a lady robe.

Hey, whoa, whoa, no, no, no. Hey, hey. No, no, don’t you dare sit on that couch with those wet, stained pants.

Fine.

Hey, put this on. Whoa, hey, what are you– stop that. Stop it. No, don’t. Don’t. Don’t. Don’t take off those pants.

I got to. They’re all wet.


[exhales] Okay to sit now?


What do you mean? The friend thing isn’t… working for you?

Give me one of those minibar bottles.

[tender music]


The rum.


Mm.

So… After our conversation last night… All I could think about all day today was… how great it was when we were together in Seattle. Late night talks. How you made me laugh. Not to mention the sex was–

Incredible.

On the floor of your apartment.

Remember that time in Whidbey Island?

At the tulip garden?

I thought they were going to find us.

And just knowing they might made it that much more exciting, right?

For sure.

I’d like to have more of those moments.


Starting now.

Are you sure?


I don’t know if I ever thought we could be the next John and Marlena. Well, they’ve set the bar pretty high. I don’t think any couple could reach that. I also think you’re idealizing what we had a little bit too much. Theresa, we were a hot mess.

We had our good times.

Yeah. But yeah, when we were high.

It was more than that.

I don’t–it wasn’t– it wasn’t really real. We were more addicted to each other.

[somber music]


I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

It’s okay. That’s how you remember it. No need to be sorry.

Hold on. Hold on.


I remember some really nice times too. Some really nice times. But that was then, and we’re different people now. Aren’t we?


Well, that was a delicious meal.

Xander is very lucky to have you, Sarah.

Oh, you mean as a cook? No, that was all Xander. He spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen.

Oh, well. Good for you, Xander. I enjoyed the meal very much.

Where did you learn to cook, Xander?

My mom, yeah. Not only did she teach me a bunch of great recipes, but the most important ingredient in any meal is patience.

She sounds like a wise woman. How old were you when you left Edinburgh?

Oh, you were raised in Scotland. I didn’t know that. I know you only from your reputation in Greece and when you did “business” with my father. But you’re Scottish, eh? Oh, that explains a lot.

What’s that supposed to mean?

Well, I have always found the Scottish people to be– mind you, this is only from my personal experience– to be cold and harsh, not to mention miserly.

[laughs]

Xander.

You see, I was born and raised in Athena, the seat of the Greco-Roman Empire. And when I was a boy, I would scamper up the steps of the Acropolis two at a time. I learned to love, to dance, to debate. And by virtue of the teachings of my elders, my parents, and by the great Hellenistic culture, I learned the value and importance of being a man’s man.

A man’s man?

Yes.

Like a strong, proud man who would never take advantage of a recently widowed and vulnerable woman.

Xander.

A man’s man as in honest, someone who would never deceive and manipulate in order to live off said woman.

I resent those comments deeply, Mr. Cook. But I choose to take the high road to say only, you greatly underestimate me, young man.

Oh, no. No one could ever underestimate you.

Oh, dear God.

Maggie, it’s time to go.

No, it’s not time to go.

I will not stay anywhere where I am so greatly disrespected.

Well, fine. Order a car. I’ll see you at home.


Thank you for such a memorable evening, Sarah.

[tense music]


These people, this town.

I’m so sorry, Maggie.

No, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have brought him here. What was I thinking?

It’s okay, mama. It’s okay.


Hey, you two. Doc and I are going to shut it down for the night.

Okay. Well, good night then.

Theresa, it was nice to see you.

Good night. See you, buddy.

Hang on. Sorry. Before you go, I just wanted to– I know that Brady told you about my slip, Marlena. And John, I assume that you know too. And I just– well, I just want to say, thank God for Brady, the way he helped me get through it. I am back on track. I am going to meetings every day. And I am determined to never, ever let this happen ever again.

Well, Theresa, we are just really glad that you are finally getting the support you need.

And we’re here for you.

[gentle music]


I gotta head out.

What? Now?

Yeah, a new Black Badge client.

Okay, I should get going too.

I’ll walk you out, Theresa.

Okay.

John, be careful.

Always, sweetheart.


I shouldn’t have forced Konstantin on you. And after such a delicious meal we had, I’m sorry it went so badly.

No, Maggie, it’s on me. I should have kept my mouth shut. It’s just my stubborn Scottish side and my proud Greek side ran smack into each other. And boom, I just–

Well, it’s all over now.

Well, not for your mom. She’s going to see him when she gets back to the house.

Listen. Like I said to you repeatedly, I’m a big girl. I can handle Konstantin.

Are you sure, mom? Because he was angry when he left.

And so was I. I can handle Konstantin. And then, I really should be going. I’d like to sneak one last kiss from that sweet little angel first. Okay.

I know. I know.

I mean, why did you have to provoke him in the first place? What was the point?

What am I supposed to do, Sarah? Just sit there while he tells me that all Scottish people are harsh and mean and cold and cheap?

Miserly was the word he used.

It’s the same thing. Look, I don’t– I don’t know what Maggie’s thinking now. But she was clearly upset by all that. Maybe she’s starting to see the light, that she’s beginning to realize that this man who’s basically living with her now is very bad news.

Well, I wish you wouldn’t characterize him that way. I feel like the jury’s still out on that guy. But look, whatever his flaws are, I think that she does need him right now. So I wish you would accept that.


Okay. You know, it’s getting late. And I should go to bed. You should get out of here. Go call a cab.

[sultry music]


Do you know that phone call this morning?


You really got me with all that sexy talk.

Yeah?

Yeah.

Yeah. I know.

You, hand on your back, on your bed, rubbing hot oil all over your body.


I was thinking… Maybe… I can help you finish the job. You know?


I put you on your back.

Yeah.


I rub the rest of that hot oil all over your naked body.


[intense music]

[both panting] – “He kissed her with fierce intensity, “his tongue exploring her mouth as his hands touched her, caressing her curves.”


What if Tripp comes home?

Don’t worry about it. They’re out late. What?

I’m gonna take the chance. – “As he lifted her up, she gasped, “her breath ragged, her legs wrapping around him “as he pressed her against the wall. “She clung to him, breathing in heavy gasps as they both moved towards the edge of pleasure.”

[gentle music]


Oh, well. Sorry, I’m going to– I’m going to turn in. How about you?

No, I think I’m going to stay up and watch a little movie– maybe “Casablanca.”

Oh, you’re in the mood for romance, huh? And I noticed that you and Theresa were getting along. Well, I’m glad to see that.

Well, we’ll always be linked by Tate.

That bond will never break, you know.

[somber music] Good night, Brady.

Good night.


[tense music]


Take a hike, Konstantin. This place isn’t safe for you right here.

You are worried about me. How thoughtful. You must be meeting someone dangerous. Oh, what am I saying? Of course, you are, Mr. Private Eye.


You don’t want to mess with me. What do you want?

Thank you for coming.


Sit down, Mr. Black. You and I are going to talk.

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THIS STILL NEEDS SOME EDITING!

[romantic music]

 It’s in my every dream   Your kiss, your hair   Your smell so sweet   Oh   It comes around again and all over again, this feeling   Whenever you’re near   So sweet 

[baby crying]

Hey, how goes it?

Oh, you know. Just a run-of-the-mill day. You know, combing through public records, chasing down sources, trying to essentially change the way people think and act. Saving the world, basically.

Okay. Doing it impressively, I’m sure. How’s the– how’s the story coming along?

Oh, good. Should be in your inbox shortly. I’m thinking this will evolve into more of a series, you know?

Right. Yeah. Because it’s not just about who’s dealing the drugs, but how it affects our city, our society.

Yeah, people we know, you know, who need a voice.

 

 

[soft dramatic music]

 

 

 

[sighs] Okay. Come on, Theresa. You can do this. You are smart. You are competent. And you don’t need help from anybody.

Not even me?

Hi.

Hi.

Alex. I’m just trying to figure out this layout issue in the mockup here.

May I take a look? All right, what have we got?

You see? It just doesn’t make any sense. There’s too much visual clutter.

I think it makes sense to me.

Sorry. Sorry to interrupt you guys, but I have some forms from Justin that–

Brady, thank God you’re here. I really need your help badly.


 

 

 

[grunting]

Don’t overdo it.

I got it. I got it. I know what my body can handle. Ow! Ow. Maybe not. How’s the investigation going?

I’m off to the hospital now to interview a perp from the last drug raid. Hopefully the bullet in his arm loosens his lips. Look–

 

 

 

[whispers] Aw, man.

I know it takes a little while to build a case. And I know this is not going as fast as you– you hoped it would.

Damn right, it isn’t. Not with Clyde Weston out there running the operation.

Like I told you a million times, you are safe here.

Yeah, I know what you said. And I’d like to believe you. But I know that Clyde Weston’s core mission in life right now is to find me and kill me.


 

 

[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


 

 

[baby crying]

Baby, it’s okay. Let him cry. He needs to self-soothe, remember?

Yeah, but it sounds like he really needs something.

I really need something. I need you.

Okay, baby, let me just check on him first. I’ll be right back.

 

 

[baby wailing]

 

 

[soft dramatic music]


So what’s wrong?

What isn’t wrong? Everything. I mean, the mockup isn’t matching what’s being sent to the printer, and I think I’ve royally screwed up some ads. Can you please–can you please just look at this, Brady, please?

Okay. Let me take a look, okay? Hold on. What do you got here? Oh. Okay, okay. I see the issue. You have excessive visual elements going on. You just have to make the composition a little less overwhelming, okay?

Okay.

It’s not a big deal. I mean, you just have to finesse it a little bit. I can help you with this.

Thank you. You are such a lifesaver. Thank you.

It’s all right. Tell you what. Why don’t you go get the original proof sheet for the layout? It’s on my desk, okay?

I’m on it.

Okay.

I’m on it.

All right.

Brady to the rescue.

Alex. That means you resent it, right? I mean you urged me to make sure that she feels better with her job here, right?

 

 

[tense music]

Okay. Let’s get to work.

Right. Let’s get to work. Okay, rule number one, we know that the best performing ads have zero minimal text, right?

Yeah, I definitely know that, and I still managed to blow it.

No, you didn’t blow it. You didn’t blow it. All you got to do is a couple things here, and we can fix it. It’s going to be just fine, all right?

Okay.

Lucas, I know this is not ideal, but you are out of prison.

Yeah.

And you have done your part. Now you have to trust me to do mine. I’ll see you later.

 

 

[door clicks open]

 

 

[door shuts, lock clicks]

 

 

[soft dramatic music]


 

 

[line ringing]

Hey, it’s Lucas.

Lucas? Your number came up on my– aren’t you supposed to be in Statesville?

No, I’m in Salem.

What, were you released? Lucas, you didn’t escape, did you?

No, I didn’t. Listen, I’ll explain later, but right now– right now I need you to come to Harris Michaels’ place over the Brady Pub. We need to talk, man. I need your help.

Okay, will do. Just stay put. What the hell?

Who was that?

You’ll know soon enough. We have to go. We have a meeting with a very important person.


 

 

[soft dramatic music]


You really were hungry, weren’t you, big guy?


He’s almost asleep.

Finally. Okay. Now come here.

Let me just take a minute and– I don’t want him to wake up and start screaming again.

Oh, come on.

 

 

 

[whispers] What? I mean, if he wakes up again, you know, you can go back over there and dote over him like the hovering papa bear that you are.

Okay. Okay, okay. I’ll stop doting and hovering.

 

 

 

[giggles]

 

 

[knocking on door] Oh, you’ve got to be kidding me!

Okay.

You’ve got–what?

I’ll get it. I’ll get it.

What? No.

 

 

[knocking on door] Why would you answer the door? They will go away.

Listen, if somebody doesn’t answer it, they’re going to wake up the baby.

Oh. All right. Fine.

Who is it?

It’s your very first client, Mr. Hunky Shutterbug.

It’s Leo.

Do not let him in.

What, do you think he’s going to go away?

Hey.

Finally.

I’m sorry, it’s just really not a good time.

So I’m out and about, doing some research for my column– AKA shopping– and it dawns on me, you and I have not done a proper review of those brilliant photos we took together. Most of which I love, by the way. You really did capture my essence. My charm, charisma comes shining through in large part thanks to your extraordinary talent and proficiency.

So you’re stopping by because you want to review your photos? Now?

Mm-hmm. Unless this isn’t a good time.


You make this look so easy.

 

 

 

[chuckles]

That’s because I, too, am fallible, Theresa. I’ve made all these mistakes before, repeatedly. I think I’m just proficient now at fixing them. I also know that having every small department up in arms over the dumbest and most ridiculous of mistakes is not only challenging, but it’s infuriating, right?

I know, right?

That’s better. Hey. Don’t let it get to you. You’ll be fine.

I’ll try not to. Thank you so much again for your help.

I have no doubt this magazine will be successful in the future. And I think you’re going to be a big part of that success.

 

 

[tender music]


Oh. Hello, Harris.

Hello, Dr. Evans.

How are you? How’s everything?

Well, honestly, not great. I was just paying a visit to a injured perp who got shot during a recent raid. And I was hoping that he’d want to clear up his conscience to give up his boss, but that didn’t happen.

Oh. That must be frustrating.

Yeah. I mean dealing with this– this drug ring, it’s like any time you think you make any headway at all, you just hit another wall.

Well, maybe you want to talk about it. I’ve got some time, if you do.

I do, actually. And it would be really good to talk to you again.

 

 

[soft dramatic music]


When I asked you to come over, I didn’t mean for you to bring backup.

Relax, all right? I trust him and so can you. Okay? This is Everett Lynch, my editor-in-chief. Everett, this is Lucas Horton, Abigail’s uncle. We’re here to help, man.

 

 

[tense music]

All right, fine. Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

Guys, have a seat, okay? I have a hell of a story to tell you.


Alex, hello.

Hey, Maggie, how are you?

I’m well. I’m glad I ran into you. Do you have a moment to talk?

Sure. What’s on your mind?

Theresa. I’m worried about her. I ran into her at a meeting and I spoke to her myself as a sponsor. She seemed fairly guarded with me. Is she all right?

Well, I mean, all things considered, yeah. Definitely. I’m just trying my best to be there for her and understand what she’s going through.

Oh. I don’t think you can.

What? Why do you say that?

Alex, being in a relationship with an addict, it takes a great deal of patience and empathy and maturity.

And I’m guessing you don’t think I possess any of those qualities.

Listen, listen. It’s just been my experience with you. And I know people can change. They can become more mature and more patient. But right now, with everything Theresa is going through, I don’t think you’re equipped to handle it.

Wow. So I’m assuming because I’m so immature and impatient and lacking in empathy, you think I should break up with Theresa. Am I right?

Yes, you’re right. That’s exactly what I think.

 

 

 

[scoffs]


Listen, Leo, since you decided to show up without calling, how about we just make this quick, all right? I’ll get my computer.

Oh, that can wait just a spell. First, I want to coo over this sweet little angel of yours. Baby boy Jude, who looks surprisingly like you, Eric. Maybe it’s his big soulful eyes, perfect little nose.

Right. Well, you can’t right now, Leo. Because as you can see, he is sound asleep.

That’s fine. I don’t mind waiting for the sweet little snickerdoodle to wake up. In the meantime, could you grab me a drink? Maybe a Long Island iced tea? And if you don’t have vodka, tequila, gin or rum, regular iced tea is fine.

 

 

[knocking on door]

Great. No, let’s just have a party. Bring out the bubbly, Eric.

Sloan, have you not seen my texts?

No, I haven’t. As you can see, I’ve been a little preoccupied.

Oh, hello, Leo. Eric.

Well, Melinda Trask, as I live and breathe. Have you come to see the child you purloined for– I’m sorry, acquired for this lovely couple? Gosh, I’ve been stumbling over my words a lot lately. I hope it’s not really senseless.

I’m just checking in about the christening. Have you two set a date?

We haven’t yet, no.

Oh, good. Because as Jude’s godmother, I’d like to run a few details for the joyous occasion.

Hold the phone. You are this little chunky monkey’s godmother?

I am Jude’s godmother.

That is so special. And, you know, that makes us a couple. Not in the biblical sense, heaven forbid. But I happen to be this little jellybean’s godfather.

Wait a minute. What?


So you think I should break up with Theresa because, well, basically, I’m a jerk.

I didn’t use that word, Alex. And I don’t think that. I just want what’s best for Theresa. As her sponsor, as you know, I feel very strongly. I think she would be better off on her own right now, that that would be the best for her recovery.

Well, I happen to disagree. And, for the record, I have been plenty patient and understanding with her.

Okay. Maybe you have been. And maybe you will continue to be. Okay, I’m just going to say it.

Oh, God.

Until you leave her for another hot, young woman who happens to cross your path.

Yeah, see, that’s not going to happen again, Maggie.

Really?

I’m not that person anymore.

Really?

Mm.

Okay, so you are committed to Theresa for the long haul.

What I’m saying is, I’m done with being a player. I’m in therapy, Maggie. I’m working hard on myself. I’m trying to become a more substantial person. And look, I understand how that might make you a little bit skeptical. But at the end of the day, the only thing that’s important to me is that I am sincere about this and my feelings for Theresa. Truly, you know, watching her hurt like that, to the point where she had to get high to deal with the pain– It broke my heart. I never want to add to that pain.

Okay. I believe you. And if you are truly in it for the long haul with Theresa, I recommend that you check out a addicts support group. You need to help yourself so you can help her.


Thank you again so much for saving me. Again, thank you.

You don’t need to thank me. It’s all in a day’s work.

No. Honestly, Brady. You just went above and beyond… like when you went above and beyond for me when I had my slip. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me.

Hey, I got a letter from Tate this morning.

Me too.

Oh, you did?

Yeah. He was so sweet, reassuring me that he was okay.

Yeah.

He’s really strong, and he’s so brave.

 

 

[somber music] You know, he takes after his dad in that way.

Come on. You know, I see a lot of you in him as well. His humor–he’s funny. His sense of adventure, he definitely got from his mom.

Well, I don’t know. Wherever he got it from, he’s a good kid, right?

He is a good kid. Look at us. We must have done something right, huh?


So let me get this straight. You’re a confidential informant who’s been feeding intel to Harris Michaels about a drug operation here in Salem.

Yeah. And for my troubles, I got a beat down. I’m still recovering from it.

And how did you end up here?

Harris pulled some strings, you know. He knew I wasn’t going to last much longer in prison. So he brought me here to keep his eye on me.

Do you have any idea who’s coming for you?

Yeah, I do. The ringleader, Clyde Weston.

Clyde Weston? I should have known.

 

 

[dramatic music]

There’s just not a day that goes by that I don’t think about all the kids affected by this, especially Holly Jonas.

Yeah. She’s in Italy with her mom right now. She’s getting treatment. She seems to be improving, so we’re feeling optimistic.

That’s good news. Yeah, I’m praying for her.

Everybody is. How are you personally?

You know, I’m all right. Just trying to sort some stuff out.

What stuff?

As you know, Ava and I, you know, we got close.

How’s that going?

Well, that’s–that’s over.

She’s with Stefan DiMera now. Or, you know, she claims.

What does that mean?

I mean there’s nothing between them. It’s just a lie.

 

 

[dramatic music]


So you think that Ava and Stefan are pretending to be in a relationship?

I mean, really, it doesn’t matter what I think. She moved on, and I just–you know, I just have to accept it.

 

 

[tense music]

I imagine you still have some feelings for her.

Yeah, no, I do. You know, I felt a connection there that I didn’t expect. And I think she– I think she felt it, too. But, I mean, it’s over, you know? And I have to just stay focused on the task at hand. And that’s ending this drug epidemic in Salem. So… I guess it’s back to work for me. Thank you for listening. It’s good to see you.

I’m always here for you.


 

 

[door shuts]

Did you tell Leo that he was Jude’s–

Of course not. Leo was joking. He is not Jude’s godfather. He was just trying to be funny as usual, although I sure as hell didn’t find it very funny.

Could that be because you don’t have a sense of humor? Oh, you make up for it with charm and charisma of your own. Alas, it’s true. I have yet to be anointed godfather to this sweet little boy, whose birth mother must have had no choice but to give him up. Which would be heartbreaking if not for the fact that he now has a father who adores him, a mother with a heart of stone–ay, gold. There I go again, flubbing my words. When is the christening, by the way?

We haven’t set a date yet.

Why not? What’s the holdup?

Well, I was kind of hoping to wait for Nicole, till she got back.

Wait, what? You want the woman who kidnapped your son to be here for his christening?

We’ve moved past that.

 

 

 

[scoffs]

And listen, Sloan, I forgot to tell you that I got a text from Nicole this morning. You know, she wanted to give me an update on Holly.

Oh. Well, is Holly out of the coma?

No, not yet. But the good news is that she’s kind of responding to stimuli. So listen, she just was very excited and looking forward to Jude’s christening. So if it’s all right, I’d just like to wait for her to be here for it.

Oh, wow. That is so kind, Eric. After everything that Nicole has been through, she must be at your son’s christening. It would do her heart some good. Wouldn’t you agree, Sloan?

 

 

[tense music]


Well, thank you for your suggestion, Maggie, about the support group. I’ll definitely check that out.

I think it’ll be very helpful. How is Theresa managing at work?

Well, I mean, it’s been a challenge. But, you know, she’s a smart girl, as you know. She’s determined. So I think she’ll meet that challenge. And she has my support, of course.

I’m sure she does. I know we talked about this at Christmas, but I think it’s time we reconsidered my stepping back in at Titan.

Well, my stance on that part hasn’t changed, Maggie. Your services at Titan are not needed.

According to you. But, you know, maybe it is something I need to bring up before the board.


Well, good luck with that. Anyway, I’m going to run. Thank you again for the advice about the support group. I’m definitely going to check it out. But as far as the whole “you coming back to Titan” thing– it’s not going to happen. Not on my watch.


So how did you communicate with Harris?

I had a standing call with my doctor, you know. And we had to vary our methods of communication to avoid drawing attention to ourselves. But I guess it didn’t work because the next thing I know, I got my brains beat out.

And during the beating, did– did the attacker say anything? Did he give you any clues as to his identity?

Look, I’m sure they did, but I didn’t catch any of it, all right? There were a lot of them. I couldn’t see anything. And next thing I knew, I was in a lot of pain and I was in the infirmary.

 

 

[dramatic music]


What the hell is going on here?


I’m counting the days until we can see our son, you know. Our precious son.

I have kind of obsessively been looking at old photos on my phone.

You too?

Yeah. Yeah, I mean, baby pictures, preschool pictures. That video you sent me years ago of him singing, “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands.”

Oh, I love that video so much. Or what about the one where he’s– he’s trying to eat the cookies through his Spider-Man mask?

The Spider-Man? I saw that one too. Yeah. Because he has the cookie and he can’t find the hole in the mouth, so he’s putting it all over his face.

I love it so much. It’s so cute.

I don’t even know if he ate any of the cookie because–

No. I don’t think he did.

It was in the mask.

 

 

[both laugh]

What’s funny? What’s funny?

Hey, Alex. Nothing. We’re just laughing because we were talking about old videos that we’ve been looking at of Tate when he was a little boy.

Right. Okay, well, I’m going to get going. You’re good. Okay? All right.

Brady.

Yeah?

Thanks again.

You’re welcome. Any time.

 

 

[tense music]


So did Brady solve all your problems?

Yes. We solved them.


And Alex… we need to talk.


Yeah, to wait for Nicole to come back from Italy. That’s okay by me. I mean, there’s no reason to rush to schedule a christening.

Thank you. Thank you for understanding. Leo, let’s go check out your photos.

That is why I’m here. Hoping we can airbrush out some of these tiny little lines around my eyes, maybe puff up my lips a little bit, maybe extend my eyelashes.

Sure, whatever you’d like.

 

 

[tense music]


What the hell is Leo doing here?

What do you think? He’s here to torture me, of course. Oh, my God. Between him and the baby–

What? Between him and the baby what?

Look, I can only admit this to you, but I just don’t think I’m cut out to be a mother. No, it’s like every time that Eric and I start to have sex, the kid starts crying.

You’re not getting any sympathy here from me.

And let’s not even talk about the constant diaper changes, the spit up, the waking up in the middle of the night to feed him, the sleep deprivation.

Wait, wait, what? You didn’t think this was– you didn’t know what it was going to be like? Did you never babysit or have a friend with a child? Did you ever read what to expect in the first year?

Actually, no. Literally none of the above.

Oh, my God. If we could just have a nanny.

Then get one.

Eric doesn’t want one. He thinks that we should do all the work for Jude because it’s going to be better for him. God only knows how. And anyways, we can’t even afford a nanny. I mean, Leo is sucking up half my income. And Eric, you know, he’s just starting out with his photography business.

I get that you’re stressed, okay? But you need to focus, all right? And just stick to the plan. All of this will get easier.

Yeah. It’s going to get easier in years. I don’t know if I can make it another months.

Well, you better make it, Sloan. Because if you give in to your princessy need to not be woken up or spat up upon, and give Jude back to Nicole, you will be trading years of raising a child with prison, for you and for me and for Leo, for ruining your life and ours. Is that what you want?


Thank you, Henry. I appreciate the board’s support. Okay. I’ll– I’ll be in touch.

Hey there.

Hey.

Hi, Maggie. How’s it going?

Oh, it’s okay.

It’s okay.

I’m just trying to stay focused on the positive. Oh, and speaking of which, I got an email from Nicole. And apparently the therapies for Holly are very promising.

That is so good. Oh, good, good. I will–I’ll relay that to Justin, so he can let my son, Tate, know.

Right. How are you doing, Brady?

I’m treading water, Maggie, with everything that’s happened with Tate and Theresa.

Yeah. Well, this is a challenging time for you, Brady. And I’m hoping that maybe I can help.

 

 

[gentle music]


Are you trying to get yourself killed?

Trying to do the opposite.

What, by going after Weston in the press? You don’t think that’s going to provoke him? And did it not occur to you that you’re putting your loved ones in danger, Lucas? Come on, man. Use your head. And what’s the guarantee that these two won’t reveal your location?

Okay, first of all, that’s not going to happen, all right? Lucas is family. And Clyde Weston– he murdered my wife. So I want that son of a bitch to rot in hell.

Look. People have a right to know what’s going on, okay? Uncovering the network behind this drug crisis and publishing it could absolutely save lives.

No. No. If you publish this, you jeopardize all the work that we’ve done!

So what, you want us not to run it?

No, I just want you to wait. Can you wait? Please. Because thanks to Lucas, we got a big drug bust going down soon.

 

 

[suspenseful music] Wait a minute. What if I give you… the exclusive on the bust if you hold the story?


Deal.


Whenever a conversation starts with “we need to talk,” I get a bad feeling.

Well, don’t. Because it’s nothing bad. I just know that you weren’t that happy before when Brady saved the day for me.

Actually, I’m glad he was here. He helped you. That’s all that matters. And I also have been thinking about joining this addict support group meeting, just so I have a better understanding of everything you’re kind of going through. I’m trying to be a little bit more supportive.

 

 

[tender music]

You would do that for me?

I’d do anything for you.


Wow. How did I get so lucky?

I’m the lucky one.


Maybe if I shut that door… I can get even luckier.

Mm-hmm.

I think if you shut that door, you’re definitely going to get luckier.


You want back in at Titan.

Well, for many reasons. The most important being that I could be there to be in a more supportive role for Theresa. And I could take some of the burden off of you.

That’s very kind of you. Did you talk to Alex about this?

Oh, Alex thinks he can manage it all. But no, he rejected the idea of my coming back.

Uh-huh. Well, that’s a big mistake. Because you are a terrific businesswoman, and Titan is better when you are a part of it. So I’m going to talk to the board and I’m going to gauge their feelings, okay?

Please do, Brady. Because I just want to make sure that I’m doing what’s best for all of us to thrive, be it in business or in life in general.

I know. God bless you for that.

Oh.

 

 

[gentle music]


So are you happy now?

What do you mean happy now? I got to shack up with a guy I don’t even know. And I’m worried that some other guy is going to bump me off.

You should be even more worried now. Why would you talk to journalists unless you want Weston to find you? I’m trying to keep you alive, Lucas.

Where were you when I got jumped, huh? Were you trying to keep me alive then? And where’s Clyde getting his information from anyway?

We can’t be sure.

I’m sure. Because I know exactly how he operates. He’s got guys embedded inside the Salem PD. That’s why I did what I did today. I’m trying to end his reign of terror, all right? I’m trying to– I’m trying to save lives, including my own!

 

 

[tense music]

I’m going to clean this later.

Oh. Okay. Yeah, you will. Right now I have something else in mind.

Oh, yeah? What?

 

 

[knocking on door]

Oh, no. Just please don’t let it be Leo.

I’ll get it. Who is it?

It’s your mom.

Hi, Mom.

Hi, darling. I hope I’m not intruding, but I was in the neighborhood and thought I’d catch a peek at my grandbaby.

Yeah.

 

 

[low notes]

The story is going to go viral for sure. And when it does, we’re not going to have to worry about subscription numbers for a long time.

I know. And if we’re going to do it right, we have one more person to interview.

Yeah. Clyde Weston.

[dramatic music]

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